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Boston - Patent and Trademark Support Coordinator

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: MacPherson Group
Location: Boston, MA
Date posted: 10/28/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
The Boston office seeks an Intellectual Property Coordinator. The ideal candidate must have strong expertise in all phases of international and US patent prosecution, and demonstrated experience in a leadership role in an intellectual property practice. Responsibilities of this position will include filing international PCT and National Phase applications, corresponding with clients and foreign associates and other duties related to international patents. Additional responsibilities include preparation and filing of: US patent applications, Provisionals, Utilities, Continuations, Continuations-in-part; Divisionals, Designs, Plant Patent and US National phase applications. Preparation and handling of all related formalities, such as: Declarations, Power of Attorneys, Assignments, Formal Drawings, Information Disclosure Statements, Extensions of Time, Preliminary Amendments, and Missing Parts/Requirements, as well as client communications. Applicant must be knowledgeable in processing Notice of Allowance and Issue Fee Communications, verification of Patent Term Adjustment and Letters Patent. Applicant must also have experience with filing via EFS-Web. Leadership skills and an understanding of supervisory principles along with strong interpersonal skills. Other duties related to US patent prosecution as required; 1000 hour annual billing requirement. A minimum of 5 + years of combined US and Foreign patent prosecution experience required. Thorough knowledge and patent procedural requirements and USPTO, PCT and foreign patent practices. Some Trademark experience preferred. All candidates must have excellent organizational skills, a superior attention to detail, the ability to independently prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast paced environment, and work with a wide range of constituencies in a polite, professional manner. Excellent verbal and written communications skills are essential. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Necessary Experience: 5+ to 7 Years
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