IP Foreign Filing Specialist

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Full-time

Venable LLP is seeking a knowledgeable IP Foreign Filing Specialist to join us in our Washington, DC headquarters. This person will be responsible for providing support to the IP Foreign Filing department, attorneys, and clients for all international and foreign patent filing activities for the life-cycle of the applications, including preparation and filing of PCT-related documents and documents required by foreign associates for foreign patent applications.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for...
• Filing new Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications (including Chapter II Demands), national stage applications, and direct filed foreign applications.
• Preparing formal documents, including Declarations, Powers of Attorney, Assignments, and other formal documents as required for PCT and by foreign countries.
• Working with the firm’s computerized docket system and the docketing department to track, clear, and report on statutory deadlines, including responding to client, attorney, and docketing inquiries as to status.
• Working with attorneys, clients, and foreign associates as necessary to respond to official actions related to PCT and foreign patent applications, throughout the life cycle of the application.

The successful candidate will demonstrate...
• A minimum of 3 years IP foreign filing experience.
• Thorough knowledge of PCT and foreign patent rules and procedures, including processes and procedures for interacting with clients and foreign law firms to advance foreign patent applications.
• Computer aptitude; experience using current Windows Operating System and Microsoft Office applications, including PowerPoint and Excel.
• Experience with Inprotech and/or IPDAS preferred. Experience using PCT Safe highly preferred.

If you have a can-do attitude and are looking to be part of a highly motivated team of individuals who are naturally ambitious and driven, we’d love to hear from you. Apply today!
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Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia. Our lawyers and legislative advisors serve domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and government affairs. Additional information can be found at www.Venable.com.

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