McDermott Will & Emery LLP is a leading international law firm with a diversified business practice representing commercial, industrial and financial enterprises both publicly and privately held. The Firm has a long history of social responsibility and supporting the communities in which our people live and work.
The Boston office is seeking an Intellectual Property Specialist for the IP Prosecution, Transactions and Strategy Practice Area. This position assists attorneys and others in rendering legal services to clients and is responsible for assisting in all procedural and substantive matters regarding patents.
As an Intellectual Property Specialist, you will:
Prepare new patent applications and other patent prosecution documents for filing at appropriate patent offices overseas, including gathering all necessary information from clients re same and monitoring and maintaining applications through issuance; Communicate with attorneys, as well as clients, local government agencies, embassies, and U.S. State Department officials regarding preparing and processing all paperwork necessary during pendency of patent applications; Communicate with foreign associates on initial filing requests and other correspondence during the prosecution of foreign applications Prepare reports for clients regarding pending patent applications and granted patents; oversee accuracy and necessary follow-up on daily docket entries; maintain patent portfolios with supervising attorneys; Meet or exceed minimum billable hour expectation of 1600 hours per year/133 hours per month; Daily, accurate entry of time into Firm’s DTE time entry system; Prompt submission of weekly timesheets (eTime); Flexibility to travel and work overtime, as required;
Bachelor's Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate or equivalent work experience a plus. At least 2 years experience in IP prosecution Knowledge and experience with resources such as PAIR and other International IP law databases. Knowledge of and experience with docketing software such as CPI, Inprotech, PATTSY, Patricia. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong communication skills, both oral and written. Strong client service skills. Must be highly organized with a demonstrated ability to multi-task and handle fast paced environment.