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Sr. IP Paralegal - (Franklin, TN, Hackettstown, NJ or Newark, NJ)

Company: Mars
Location: franklin
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Sr. Patent Specialist - Internal TitleFranklin, TN, Hackettstown, NJ or Newark, NJThis role will be responsible for managing and supporting the Mars patent prosecution practice for the global Mars Petcare businesses, including associated docket reconciliation and periodic docketing support. This role will also support ongoing contract procurement, as managed by the Global IP team. The Sr. Patent Specialist will assist the IP Legal team in ensuring consistent practices are followed within the team and across internal client groups and will reduce the team's reliance on external paralegals and outside legal counsel. What are we looking for?Bachelor's degree preferredPatent Paralegal certification preferred7+ years of experience in global IP matters and patent prosecution management Strong knowledge of USPTO rules, including the MPEP and the AIAExperience managing a large, complex patent docket and legal matters globallyFamiliarity with First to File (FTF), Computer Packages Inc. (CPI) docketing software and/or other patent docketing programsProficient use of PatBase and other patent searching databasesProficient use of spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel) programs, manipulation of data and reporting (graphs, tables, etc) from these programsExperience with managing department budgetsExperience docketing U.S., PCT, and foreign deadlines for patent mattersAt least 5 years of experience reviewing, managing and submitting documents to the USPTO, WIPO, and patent offices around the worldExperience with template agreements and document management of agreementsDemonstrated ability to use independent judgment to resolve complex problemsExcellent communication skills, professionalism, and attention to detailAbility to learn new systems quicklyWhat will be my key responsibilities?Review and submit documents to the USPTO, WIPO, and/or other patent officesPrepare templates for USPTO Office Action responses and related USPTO forms for attorney review Send/receive correspondence from outside counselPrepare template agreementsManage executed agreementsDevelop and implement patent portfolio management processesDrive docket deadline compliance Create relationships with clients, attorneys, and team members to be a proactive partner and drive engagementDeliver creative and original solutions for efficient firm and patent law department management improvementsWhat can I expect from Mars?The opportunity to learn, develop and take charge of your own career. An industry competitive compensation package including generous benefits (i.e. 401k, health, etc.) Commitment to our Purpose and our Five Principles. Commitment to make A Better World For Pets a world where they're healthy, happy and welcome.

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