Formalities Specialist- IP Ops I
Reviews, processes and files new National Phase, Bypass Continuation and Utility applications to include complete review of client correspondence, identification of missing documents, preparation of formal documents such as Declarations or Substitute Statements. Reviews and processes all associated formalities after filing of new applications to include Official Filings Receipts, Notices of Publication, Office Actions, responses to Missing Parts, Issue Notifications and Letters Patent. Prepares and e-files Supplemental ADSs, Declarations, Assignments, Translations of Specifications, previously prepared Preliminary Amendments, Requests for Corrected Official Filing Receipts, Certificates of Correction as needed. Prepares and e-files Information Disclosure Statements to include determining whether fees or certification are required.
Reviews and processes Notices of Allowance to include a complete review of the entire history of the application to verify that there are no outstanding issues that need to be addressed and that all appropriate documents such as Assignments, Declarations, Priority Documents etc. have been filed. Verifies that all information such as inventor information, Applicant information and Application information is correct by comparing it to documents previously filed. Verifies that all Information Disclosure Statements have been considered and that current/allowed claims are correct. Prepares and e-files payment of the Issue Fee along with any other required documents. Prepares various reporting letters to include preparation of billing sheets and drafting of basic client correspondence requesting any missing items or to clarify any discrepancies.
Requires strong communication skills, intermediate knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints. Must be flexible and have the ability to work under tight deadlines, handle multiple tasks and respond quickly to changing responsibilities and priorities. Bachelor's degree preferred or combination of work experience and education equivalent.
Basic understanding of Patent Prosecution preferred.
Must have excellent attention to detail, type approximately 35-40 wpm and have keen organizational skills.
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