Patent Paralegal Responsibilities and Duties

Ensure patent authority formality submissions.

Research on prosecution issues in PAIR and patent document management systems.

Audit billing from Outside Counsel before forwarding to Accounts Payable.

Assess incoming worldwide patent authority, agent, third party and Corporate Patent correspondence.

Support management of file wrapper archive.

Draft responses for prosecutors review and signature.

Prepare Information Disclosure Statements.

Assist substantive patent authority submissions.

Discuss with patent authority representatives over telephone.

Handle US patent filing preparation under patent prosecutors’ direction.

Board and train new staff.

Develop practices and procedures for patent function.

Support data or docket management functions.

Develop inventor declarations and patent assignments.

Communicate with patent authorities, agents and third parties independently.

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