Patent Paralegal

This position can be filled in: Johns Creek, GA or Fort Worth, TX

Alcon is hiring a Patent Paralegal. The person in this role must understand the implications of patent laws and the changes in law within various countries, and incorporate relevant changes into the worldwide filing processes. They will coordinate and file patent applications and complete formalities without loss of patent or priority rights.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Demonstrate proficiency and knowledge of U.S. and foreign/PCT patent filing and prosecution procedures at sufficient level to be able to adequately explain to others.
  • Proactively and independently fulfill U.S. and foreign/PCT patent filing and prosecution tasks (e.g. review, analyze and manage deadlines / docket and settle deadlines / maintain state of the art literature lists / review and process daily mail).
  • Take ownership and overall responsibility for the completeness and correctness of patent application files.
  • Organize and proactively coordinate attorney work relating to patent applications.
  • Detect and communicate patent portfolio and docketing data inconsistencies according to set guidelines, analyze and report findings and propose solutions to manager.
  • Ability to analyze and adapt processes in order to improve efficiency.
  • Actively participate in team projects and provide deliverables on an agreed timeline.
  • Understand implications of changes to country patent laws, and assist in incorporating relevant changes in worldwide filing processes.
  • Ability to guarantee continuity of Patent Services procedures in absence of supervision.

This position can be filled in: Johns Creek, GA or Fort Worth, TX

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. As part of the Novartis Group of Companies, Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

This position can be filled in: Johns Creek, GA or Fort Worth, TX EEO Statement The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Minimum requirements High School Diploma or GED & Patent Paralegal Certificate

English

3 years direct intellectual property experience, including patent filing and docketing procedures.

Experience in US and foreign patent filings, including PCT procedures


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