McCarter & English, LLP
Newark, New Jersey, United States
Spotlight Preferred Member Company
18 days ago
Job Type
Type of Practice
Practice Area
Patent Prosecution


Newark Office of McCarter & English, LLP seeks a Patent Paralegal with two to three years law firm experience in both US and foreign prosecution.  If you have the appropriate experience, we invite you to consider joining our team.  Please send you resume and cover letter to the attention of Christine Lydon, Esq., at

Essential Duties

  • Responsible for the preparation of IP documents, including:
  • Information Disclosure Statements
  • Declarations, Assignment, Power of Attorney forms for inventors signatures
  • Formal documents for filing with patent applications, Responses to Office Actions, and Issue Fee payments
  • Formal documents for filing with PCT applications
  • E-filing with the USPTO
  • Prepare legal correspondence and proofreading to ensure accuracy.
  • Communicate with clients in connection with obtaining signed documents for filing with the USPTO
  • Communicate with foreign attorneys with regard to international filing of patent applications
  • Answer telephone calls, transfer calls to the appropriate staff and take messages in their absence
  • Maintain attorney’s docket and monitor deadlines
  • Daily mailing and filing responsibilities

Related Duties

  • Photocopy and collate documents for mailings
  • Compile and prepare reports and presentations

Minimum Qualifications
A minimum of two to three years law firm paralegal experience in the patent field.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Comprehensive knowledge of US and foreign patent prosecution procedures.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in the preparation of IP documents
  • Comprehensive knowledge of effective proofreading techniques.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of MS Office.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the USPTO website and electronic filing system
  • Knowledge of CPI docketing system and IPDAS.
  • Must be able to multi-task in an extremely fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to type accurately and use a personal computer.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

McCarter & English, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job ID: 74068840

McCarter & English, LLP is a firm of approximately 400 lawyers with offices in Boston, Hartford, Stamford, New York, Newark, East Brunswick, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Washington, DC. In continuous business for more than 170 years, we are among the oldest and largest law firms in America. Clients come first at McCarter & English. Their goals and priorities are what count. Our job is to listen to our clients, stay on top of the frequent changes that can affect their goals, and implement the strategies that will lead to ...

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