IP Practice Coordinator
The Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Coordinator manages, researches, and analyzes all inquiries and requests submitted to the IP support mailbox, which may include guidance relating to USPTO rules and regulations, filings, and Information Disclosure Statements. Creates, organizes and maintains necessary documentation for training and process improvement. Works closely with IP Practice Manager to assist with communication of information, updates and/or changes to requirements, processes and procedures related to the Intellectual Property Practice.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Understand patent prosecution procedures and assist IP Practice Manager with the related learning and professional development of the IP Staff.
- Communicate with IP Practice Manager, IP Docket Coordinators, and attorneys regarding cross-office support to improve client service quality and efficiency.
- Evaluate needs and requirements for training programs and identify the most effective delivery method.
- Consult with subject matter experts and management to determine training scope and content.
- Deliver hands-on training or through a WebEx setting to staff and others within the IP Section, including larger audiences across offices.
- Maintain a thorough knowledge of all IP management systems and software to ensure its integrity and to gain maximum advantage of automated processes and workflows.
- Focus on process improvements, organization, and management of a large number of physical and electronic files.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
- Knowledge and understanding of Intellectual Property practice procedures and processes..
- Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses of complex data.
- Ability to understand complex written and verbal materials to define and improve resource requirements, project workflow, budgets and billing
- BS/BA degree in relevant field of study or equivalent experience preferred.
- Ability to diligently review various documents and client records for process analysis.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of managers, subject matter experts, and administrative professionals.
- Proven abilities and success in addressing client needs and understating efforts to manage across a multi-faceted team, with pharmaceutical, biotech IP work, while ensuring timely delivery of services.
- Five years of progressive IP prosecution experience to gain a complete understanding of domestic/foreign patent, trademark and inter-partes matters. Including a thorough understanding of Intellectual Property operational workflows in a legal environment.