INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PARALEGAL
Duties: The Intellectual Property Paralegal is primarily responsible for supporting maintenance of the university's intellectual property portfolio. The IP Paralegal will track and manage patent prosecution workflow including communications between licensing officers, inventors, and outside counsel. They will be responsible for maintaining comprehensive records of upcoming actions and deadlines in the PCI database, docketing incoming patent correspondence, compiling detailed information about upcoming actions, creating reports on IP prosecution status, obtaining cost estimates and approvals of legal work, and interacting directly with inventors to obtain feedback and signatures on patent-related documents and other information. The IP Paralegal will also negotiate inter-institutional agreements, client billing agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, and return of invention assignments. They will be responsible for managing deadlines, and ensuring that important information is being correctly communicated and recorded in the PCI database.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree plus 3-5 years of experience, preferably managing patent prosecution or equivalent experience.
Reference Number: 83-27836
Salary Grade: 026
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Org: Penn Center for Innovation
Job Family: X-Secretarial/Administrative