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Patent Prosecution Specialist

Company: Morgan Lewis
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world's leading international law firm with more than 4000 lawyers and staff in 30 offices is seeking to hire a Patent Prosecution Specialist reporting to the Regional Manager, Patent Support Services. This position will reside in the Chicago, IL office and will be responsible for support activities related to patent prosecution, including the preparation and filing of documents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, World Intellectual Property Office International Bureau and foreign national patent offices in accordance with set guidelines and procedures, and preparation and filing of documents related to international and foreign national patent applications. Responsibilities: Prepare of patent prosecution documents, including transcribing instructions (written and/or verbal), producing patent applications, correspondence, reports, memoranda, proofreading and redlining, photocopying, assembling and distributing. Review and process Filing Receipt, Notice of Recordation, Office Actions, Notices of Allowance, Recordation of Assignment, Letters Patent, and Notice of Publication in accordance with set guidelines and procedures. Prepare pre-issuance documents, which includes Issue Fee Payments, and Requests for Recomputations of Patent Term Adjustment Prepare and file the documents with the USPTO, including Request for Filing Receipt, Request for Corrected Filing Receipt, Issue Fees, Formal Drawings and New Patent Applications Prepare non-technical prosecution documents, including Notices to File Missing Parts, Notices to File Corrected Application Papers, Inventor Declaration, Assignment and Power of Attorney Review patent files for processing and preparation Prepare IDS from international and foreign search reports Prepare client reporting letters and/or correspondence to the foreign associates regarding IDS, foreign disclosures, etc. Analyze PTO-issued documents for accuracy (such as filing receipts, assignment documents, office actions, etc.) Provide copies of documents filed to client Monitor patent docket Contact PTO with status questions Contact patent examiner regarding missing information Make arrangements with draftsman to correct drawings as necessary Prepare and file international/foreign national documents, including PCT Requests and PCT Demands, Responses to PCT Application inquiries and invitations and National phase application order letters Possess knowledge of and keep abreast of rules according to the 37 CFR and MPEP Experience/Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree, from four-year college or university, preferred, not required, and a minimum of one year of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. To perform this job successfully, the candidate will be flexible, have the ability to manage multiple projects within tight deadlines and work well in a team-oriented environment. Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills a must. Flexibility to work overtime preferred. You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by your hire date to be eligible for starting in the role. Proof of vaccination will be required. Morgan Lewis will evaluate requests for reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with applicable law. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. California Applicants: Pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act, the following link contains the Firm's California Consumer Privacy Act Privacy Notice for Candidates which explains the categories of personal information that we collect and the purposes for which we use such personal information. CCPA Privacy Notice for Candidates Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP is also an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are interested in applying for employment with Morgan Lewis and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please call or email the following contacts: Professional Staff positions: Please call 888.534.5003 or email Lawyer/Summer Associate positions: Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Keywords: Morgan Lewis, Chicago , Patent Prosecution Specialist, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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