IP Specialist - posted 8/27/19

IP Specialist - posted 8/27/19

Company Name: 
Holland & Hart
FT/PT Status: 
Full Time
Salary Range: 
Job Summary: 

Holland & Hart is seeking an IP Specialist (a hybrid patent prosecution paralegal/patent administrator) to support their dynamic, growing electronics-focused patent practice in Salk Lake City, UT or Boulder, CO. We represent some of the largest and most innovative technology companies in the world, and have a unique, collaborative environment focused on excellence, teamwork, and work/life balance. We offer excellent salaries, outstanding benefits, and an energizing, professional work environment.

Duties include:

  • Supporting our patent attorneys in docket and practice management
  • Various tasks associated with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications including:
  • Manage and perform range of duties related to an internal electronic file system
  • Generate templates for patent applications, and responses to various Office Actions (including but not limited to: a Filing Receipt, Notice to File Missing Parts, Response to Office Action, Notice of Publication, Notice of Allowance, Issue Notification; and Letters Patent) as they relate to correspondence/filing with USPTO, PCT, and foreign associates
  •  Prepare additional templates for various legal documents (Declaration, Powers of Attorney, Assignments)
  • Review formalities of filed patent documents to ensure proper form, including Filing Receipts, Declarations, Recordings, Information Disclosure Statements, allowed patents ready to issue, etc.)
  • Perform electronic filings at the USPTO
  • Managing new client intake and opening of matters
  • Performing a variety of patent support and administrative tasks as needed
Requirements or Qualifications: 

No paralegal or patent prosecution experience is necessary.  We are considering all career-focused, interested candidates who are able to demonstrate that he/she:

  • Has exceptional attention to detail and proofreading skills
  • Is motivated to excel with a positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Has a strong work ethic and prefers to keep busy
  • Is able to quickly learn and comprehend complex concepts and processes
  • Has superior oral and written communication skills
  • Thinks critically to understand how each task fits into the broader workflow 
  • Always seeks to maximize the efficient use of technology available and strives to make tasks easier and more efficient
  • Is proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are requirements, Visio is a plus)
  • Wants to be part of, and would thrive in, a dynamic, professional, growing patent practice
Application Process: 
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to: mhstoeckel@hollandhart.com
Selection Criteria: 
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