Foreign Filing Specialist

The San Diego office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is looking for a full-time Foreign Filing Paralegal. As part of a team of Foreign Filing Specialists, you will work closely with attorneys and patent agents to manage all foreign filings for the clients. The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to generating cost estimates using Global IP Estimator; preparing and filing PCT applications; preparing direct and national phase filings; corresponding with foreign associates regarding formalities and other patent-related issues; corresponding with clients regarding foreign filing matters; reviewing and maintaining a personal foreign filing docket; retrieving, reviewing, and organizing information from public databases; and working on other projects as necessary. Thorough knowledge of foreign filing processes, matters related to sequence listings, and rules at foreign patent offices is required.

The ideal candidate is efficient, flexible, detail-oriented, results-oriented, a self-starter, possesses strong organizational and communication skills, strong computer skills, the ability to prioritize, and the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment. Knowledge regarding CPI or other calendar databases, FileSite/iManage, Delphion, Global IP Estimator, USPTO's Patent Application Information Retrieval system and foreign patent offices' databases and websites is preferred. Occasional overtime work may be necessary. A bachelor's degree and/or paralegal certificate is required. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience, preferably in a law firm environment.

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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has been partnering with the world’s most innovative companies for more than 50 years. Indeed, its clients include leaders in the technology, life sciences, renewable energy, media and entertainment, communications, and financial services industries, among others. With 11 offices nationwide, plus offices in China and Europe, WSGR is a premier provider of legal services worldwide.

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