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Sr/Intellectual Property Paralegal
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Job Description Summary
The Senior Intellectual Property Paralegal/Intellectual Property Paralegal is primarily responsible for supporting maintenance of the University of Pennsylvaniaâ™s IP portfolio, and maintaining technology and patent information in PCIâ™s database. The Senior IP Paralegal/IP Paralegal will track and manage patent prosecution workflow including communications between licensing officers, inventors, and outside counsel.
The Senior Intellectual Property Paralegal/Intellectual Property ParalegalÂ will be responsible for maintaining comprehensive records of upcoming actions and deadlines in the PCI database, docketing incoming patent correspondence, compiling detailed information about upcoming actions, creating reports on prosecution status, obtaining cost estimates and approvals of legal work, and interacting directly with inventors to obtain feedback and signatures on patent-related documents.Â The Senior IP Paralegal/IP Paralegal will also negotiate inter-institutional agreements, client billing agreements, confidential disclosure agreements and return of invention assignments. They will be responsible for managing deadlines, and ensuring that important information is being correctly communicated and recorded in the PCI database.
IP Paralegal:Â Associates Degree required, Bachelorâ™s degree strongly preferred. 3-5 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience in IP law or Technology Transfer strongly preferred.Â Excellent attention to detail, follow-through, and closing. Proven ability to work under time constraints while adhering to strict deadlines. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, team player, experience with technology transfer database software highly desirable. Experience with Microsoft Office Applications required.
Senior IP Paralegal:Â In addition to the above, the preferred candidate should have a Bachelorâ™s degree plus 3-5 years of related experience, preferably managing patent prosecution or equivalent experience.
Preferred skills include: -Experience managing patent prosecution working as a paralegal, intellectual property manager, or other equivalent position -Working knowledge of patent prosecution deadlines, forms, processes, and terminology. -Understanding of university technology transfer, legal documents and/or intellectual property -Excellent computer skills including experience with databases, previous work with Inteum database is ideal -Attention to detail with clear understanding of how to prioritize workload and manage multi-task projects appropriately -Excellent customer service including strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications and analytical skills -Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a high degree of initiative
Job Location - City, State
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$23.60 - $42.48
Affirmative Action Statement Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Internal Number: JR00005291
About University of Pennsylvania
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.