Patent Paralegal

    • Boston, MA

New locations. New business ventures. New career opportunities. Working at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a challenging and rewarding experience. Our firm is recognized as the leader in providing legal and business advice to technology and growth companies at all stages of development. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional growth and exploration.

The Patent and Innovation Strategies Group has an immediate opening for a Patent Paralegal. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of U.S. patent prosecution experience (candidates with more experience will also be considered).



The responsibilities of this candidate include but are not limited to the following:
Calculate patent term adjustments pre- and post-issuance
Conduct searches, extract data from searches, and organize data from searches with minimal direction
Familiar with CPI, United States Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Application Information Retrieval system, and other patent related databases
Familiar with CFR and MPEP
Manage IDS related projects and tasks
Prepare and file Information Disclosure Statements
Monitor competitors' patent activities domestically and abroad
Maintain electronic files
Prepare budgets and cost estimates for clients
Prepare patent family trees
Prepare due diligence charts and track documents
Prepare status reports



The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, efficient, flexible, results-oriented, and a self-starter. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills, strong computer skills, and strong organizational skills. The ideal candidate also possesses the ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced team environment. Knowledge of CPI and/or other calendaring systems is preferred. Occasional overtime work may be necessary. A bachelor's degree and/or paralegal certificate is preferred.

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.

WSGR provides legal services in the tech, life sciences, and growth industries, with clients ranging from global corporations to entrepreneurial startups, along with many financial institutions.

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