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IP Patent Prosecution Specialist

Company: Cooley LLP
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

IP Patent Prosecution SpecialistCooley is seeking a Patent Prosecution Specialist to join the IP Practice Services team. Position Summary: The Patent Prosecution Specialist (PPS) is primarily responsible for providing specialized patent portfolio and diligence support to patent attorneys, agents, and clients. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:Position Responsibilities:

  • Oversee IDS management for assigned client patent portfolios
  • Review daily and weekly custom PPS docket reports and update notes in Inprotech events
  • Create and maintain complex client IDS spreadsheets in Excel and corresponding records in IDS support software (MaxIDS)
  • Prepare IDS forms and collect and clean electronic copies of prior art references
  • Monitor US and ex-US prosecution for assigned client portfolios for the purposes of maintaining prior art references
  • Assist with diligence projects and chain-of-title research/assignment issues
  • Conduct patent searches using various firm-subscribed databases and public data and prepare and update monitoring spreadsheets upon request
  • Prepare patent family trees in Visio
  • Prepare and maintain patent portfolio status charts
  • Respond to requests from clients' auditors for audit letters and follow internal audit letter procedures
  • Perform tasks in connection with patent opinions (e.g., conduct timekeeper opinion poll, prepare chain of title chart, patent schedule, Officer's Certificate, and back-up checklist)Skills & ExperienceRequired:
    • Available to work overtime, as required
    • After orientation at Cooley LLP, exhibit proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, iManage and other firm applications
    • 2+ years of relevant patent prosecution experience
    • Experience researching IP status and history in PTO databases, including USPTO PAIR, Global Dossier
    • Possess working knowledge of EFS and keep abreast of rules according to USPTO procedures, 37 C.F.R., the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP), Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Rules and Regulations
      • Preferred:
      • Bachelor's degree
      • Previous law firm experienceCompetencies
        • Customer service oriented, as demonstrated by strong attention to detail, organization and ability to prioritize work tasks and manage deadlines based upon internal and external client needs
        • Ability to work independently and under pressure/tight time constraints
        • Creative and entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving and process improvement
        • Flexible and agile, ability to reprioritize with changes in the business
        • Strong initiative and a get-it-done attitude
        • Excellent communication and interpersonal skillsCooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package. EOE.Pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay For Equal Work Act, please find the compensation range specific to this role if based in CO, as well as a description of bonus and benefits generally applicable across all US offices.
          • Colorado pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on skillset and experience - $40.00 to $48.00 hourly.
          • Other compensation may include an annual discretionary merit bonus.
          • Employees in this role will have the option to elect various benefits, including medical, dental, vision, accidental death and dismemberment, life insurance, dependent life insurance, long term disability, long-term care insurance, health savings accounts (if enrolled in an HDHP), health/dependent care spending accounts, 401(k) and profit sharing.
          • Other benefits include PTO and the option to participate in our tuition reimbursement program and wellness program, which includes fitness reimbursement each year.

Keywords: Cooley LLP, Palo Alto , IP Patent Prosecution Specialist, Other , Palo Alto, California

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