SENIOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PARALEGAL
Duties: The Senior Intellectual Property Paralegal is primarily responsible for supporting maintenance of the university's intellectual property portfolio. The Senior IP Paralegal will track and manage patent prosecution workflow including communications between licensing officers, inventors, and outside counsel. They will be responsible for logging new invention disclosures, 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. They will also provide training and support to IP Paralegals and administrative staff. The Senior 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, supporting compliance related activities, and ensuring that important information is being correctly communicated and recorded in the PCI database.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree plus 3-5 years managing patent prosecution or equivalent experience.
Preferred skills include -
-Experience managing patent prosecution working as a paralegal, intellectual property manager, or other equivalent position
-Working knowledge of patent prosecution deadlines, forms, processes, and terminology.
-Understanding of university technology transfer, legal documents and/or intellectual property
-Experience with databases, previous work with Inteum database is ideal
-Excellent computer skills including extensive experience with MS Office Suite
-Attention to detail with clear understanding of how to prioritize workload and manage multi-task projects appropriately
-Excellent customer service including strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications and analytical skills
-Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a high degree of initiative
Reference Number: 83-30465
Salary Grade: 026
Employment Type: Non-Exempt
Org: Penn Center for Innovation
Job Family: X-Secretarial/Administrative