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Patent Paralegal/Specialist

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: Faegre & Benson LLP
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Date posted: 09/21/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

Faegre & Benson ( is one of the 100 largest law firms headquartered in the United States. Established in Minneapolis in 1886, we serve businesses throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Our firm also is known throughout the industry for cutting-edge innovation in the field of legal technology.

Our Patent practice is currently seeking the skills of an experienced Patent Paralegal. In this position, you will file applications and responses to the U.S. patent office, file PCT applications, communicate with foreign associates and prepare and file IDSs.

The ideal candidate will posses 3+ years of law firm or in-house patent prosecution experience, docketing experience is a plus. Candidates should have excellent organizational and communication skills, along with a team-oriented, flexible work style. Additionally, diligence, commitment and the desire to work hard are important attributes.

The Patent practice group helps build and enforce business-focused patent portfolios, develop products and intellectual property in collaboration with other companies, and avoid and defend against claims of infringement based on other companies' patent rights. Approximately 20 of our lawyers and agents are registered to practice before the USPTO.We have experience in the electrical, chemical, biological, mechanical, software and industrial technologies.

Faegre & Benson LLP provides a professional work environment, competitive wages and an excellent benefits package, including Metropass. EOE.

Necessary Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
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