Washington DC

Patent Paralegal

CM Legal

Patent Paralegal

Our client is seeking an Intellectual Property Paralegal specializing in Patent Prosecution in either their Houston, DC or Clayton (St. Louis) offices.  This position can be a hybrid role. 


  • Coordinating and filing of global patent portfolios (including U.S. Non-Provisional and Provisional Applications; Track 1 Application; continuing application; Design Applications; U.S. National Stage Filings; PCT Filings; PCT Nationalization Filings; Convention Filings, as well as coordinate foreign filing responsibility).
  • Written and verbal communications with clients, foreign agents and USPTO personnel.
  • Reviewing and organization of patent files; review docket deadlines.
  • Preparing documents including, but not limited to Notice to File Missing Parts, Foreign Signature Documents, U.S. Formal Documents, responses to Office Actions, Issue Fee Transmittals, and Information Disclosure Statements.
  • Preparing, maintaining and updating reports for clients regarding status of applications and patents, including reporting receipts for applications, publication notices, etc.
  • Perform research and compile data as requested, such due diligence reports.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of USPTO, PCT, and foreign rules and procedures
  • Understanding of IP docket and deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in ePCT
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe)


  • 5+ years IP experience
  • Docketing knowledge and experience, with CPi software preferred
  • Paralegal Certificate or degree required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred 


  • Max. file size: 300 MB.

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