Foreign Patent Paralegal

Law Dawgs, Inc. - Seattle, WA (12 days ago)


Our client, a well-established intellectual property law firm in downtown Seattle is seeking to fill an immediate need for a Patent Paralegal to assist with the prosecution of their foreign patent portfolio. This could be a long term contract opportunity for the right candidate. A minimum of 7 years of experience as a Paralegal (or similar capacity) managing foreign patents is required for this position.


To succeed in this position, you will be expected to provide support to attorneys with foreign patent matters .

Patent Paralegal Position Duties include but are not limited to:

File International (PCT) applications and PCT follow on filings with appropriate offices.

File various types of foreign patent applications with the assistance of foreign counsel.

Review and understand patent docket entries, and actions needed in response to each deadline.

Review incoming communications with attention to patent disclosure requirements in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. Coordinate disclosure of references where needed.

Correspond with clients regarding upcoming annuity deadlines; collect annuity retainers and instruct payments through the firm’s annuity payment service.

Conduct patent searches. Extract and organize data retrieved from public and private databases.

Respond to patent due diligence requests.

Participate in patent filing strategy discussions and prepare accurate foreign filing estimates for budgeting purposes.

Conduct factual research (for example: foreign requirements and allowances, chain of title, formality requirements) for patent filings using software tools and library resources.

Provide litigation and transaction support as needed.

Accurately and completely record billable time spent and tasks performed in accordance with firm policy and client-imposed billing protocol, enter and release time promptly in compliance with firm’s announced deadlines.

Accurately and promptly submit records of hours worked in compliance with firm policy and applicable employment law.

Additional duties: The position may include some or all of the following, depending upon the applicant’s qualifications.

Assist with U.S. patent filings

Prepare and file Information Disclosure Statements

Patent Proofreading

Verification of Patent Term Adjustment

Assist with preparation and filing of sequence listings

Prepare copyright applications; compile supporting information and documentation from clients.


To be immediately considered for this excellent Foreign Patent Paralegal opportunity, you should have the following:

A minimum of 5-7 years’ experience as Patent Paralegal dealing with foreign prosecution matters in a law firm environment;

Strong working knowledge of the USPTO as well as PCT filing in a variety of countries;

Familiarity with PATTSY, Thomson Innovation, Thomson Connected IP Payments, Espacenet, ePCT, PATENTSCOPE, and USPTO’s Pair and EFS Web filing systems;

Knowledge of Paris Convention rules, PCT rules and procedures, and country law related to patents;

Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

The ability to work well on an independent basis as well as in a team environment and prioritize deadlines;

Strong proficiency with MS Office, as well as extensive database experience; Access-based document management system used with extensive training provided on all components of software used.


Please email your resume to the Legal Team at if you have the above experience. Please reference the job title FOREIGN PATENT PARALEGAL in all caps in the subject line of your email. Your inquiries are always held in the strictest confidence. If this position is not for you, feel free to forward it on to a friend! Visit to learn about the additional opportunities we have to offer.


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