Intellectual Property Paralegal
Prepared provisional, utility, design and PCT applications for filing which included preparing drawings, formal documents such as Information Disclosure Statements, Assignments and Declarations, calculating filing fees and ordering any additional documents from the PTO or outside vendors to complete filings. Coordinated with foreign patent agencies and their International Patent Offices regarding foreign filing procedures. Prepared final documents for attorneys' signature(s). Filed documents with the USPTO by mail, courier or by Electronic Filing System (EFS). Updated prosecution and correspondence files after filings and/or after receipt of any correspondence from the USPTO, clients or other agencies.
- Prepared correspondence to clients, their agents and various International Patent Offices regarding the status of applications. Updated clients of patent maintenance fees due, and requested their decision to keep patents active or allow to become abandoned with the USPTO.
- Conducted searches for Patents & other Publications using the USPTO database system PAIR.
- Followed-up & maintained a daily review of the docket with attorneys and staff.