CAREERS

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Job Description

College degree preferred, 2+ years of experience in a similar position is desirable but not necessary. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite - including MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint is required. Must have good verbal communication skills. Will support multiple attorneys and assist in calendaring, appointments setting, scheduling, docket management, drafting communications, and other attorney-support activities.

Detailed job requirements: Preparing form documents, creating case files electronically, coordinating execution of documents, ensuring that the case schedules are met, collecting required documents from a variety of sources, online filing of documents, and performing regular case status checks. Working knowledge of patent prosecution practice is a plus.

The position is in Southwest Houston, TX.The salary is dependent upon the relevance and length of experience, education, and other factors. The position can be full-time or part-time depending upon the fit and needs of the candidate.


Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

PATENT PROSECUTION PARALEGAL

Job Description

Must have a college degree and 2+ years of experience, or 5+ years of experience with domestic and basic foreign patent prosecution. Must have knowledge of USPTO rules and procedures. A basic understanding of foreign patent prosecution procedures is desirable but not required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite - including MS Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint is required. Will support multiple attorneys and assist in docket management activities. The position is in Southwest Houston, TX.

Detailed job requirements: Working knowledge of preparing and electronically filing various forms and documents with the USPTO; filing and managing non-provisional, provisional, divisional, continuation/continuation in part applications, and national phase applications; reporting to attorneys and clients. Must be experienced with researching PAIR and similar foreign databases. Should have experience preparing Information Disclosure Statements; coordinating execution of assignments, power of attorney documents, declarations; handling missing parts responses, petitions, notice of appeal, issue documents, and corrected documents. Routinely perform docket status checks, coordinate communications and transmittal related to applications, and manage interview requests. Working knowledge of some patent docketing system is a plus.

Job Type: Full-time

PATENT ATTORNEY

Job Description

3+ years of US patent prosecution experience and at least a Bachelor's degree in Physics, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering. Advanced degrees in these disciplines are preferred. Deep understanding of software-related technologies, semiconductor technologies, and telecommunications technologies is desirable. Must be registered to practice before the USPTO. Experience must include domestic preparation and prosecution, handling PCT and national stage issues, and PTAB appeals. The position is in Southwest Houston - in Stafford, Texas.

Job Type: Full-time

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