ASSOCIATE IP PARALEGAL/IP PARALEGAL
Duties: The Associate Intellectual Property Paralegal/Intellectual Property Paralegal is primarily responsible for supporting maintenance of the University of Pennsylvania's IP portfolio, and maintaining technology and patent information in PCI's database. The Associate IP Paralegal/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 prosecution status, obtaining cost estimates and approvals of legal work, and interacting directly with inventors to obtain feedback and signatures on patent-related documents. The Associate IP Paralegal/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: Associate IP Paralegal: Associates Degree required, Bachelor's degree strongly preferred. 3-5 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience in IP law or Technology Transfer strongly preferred. Excellent attention to detail, follow-through, and closing. Proven ability to work under time constraints while adhering to strict deadlines. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, team player, experience with technology transfer database software highly desirable. Experience with Microsoft Office Applications required.
IP Paralegal: In addition to the above, the preferred candidate should have a Bachelor's degree plus 3-5 years of experience, preferably managing patent prosecution or equivalent experience.
Reference Number: 83-28453
Salary Grade: 025/026
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Org: Penn Center for Innovation
Job Family: X-Secretarial/Administrative