Zilka-Kotab, PC is a fast-paced Intellectual Property Law Firm, located near Downtown San Jose, servicing patent and trademark needs for many of Silicon Valley’s biggest high-tech companies. We are a small, rapidly growing firm, looking for goal-oriented team players willing to work hard while enjoying their job. We currently have an open position for a part-time IP docketing specialist/paralegal to work alongside our Docketing Specialist and Paralegals.
Job duties include, but are not limited to:
Docketing and de-docketing of all PTO, PCT, and foreign correspondence during all stages of prosecution (including writing effective notes into the database)
Understanding of ALL potential malpractice deadlines
Maintaining Patricia docketing system
Assisting office staff and attorneys in day-to-day tasks and special projects, as needed
Preparing various reports for office personnel and/or clients
Performing continuous file audit
Maintaining digital files
Monitoring Client correspondence and docket appropriately
As needed and time permitting:
Assisting paralegals with preparation and filing of PTO and PCT applications, etc.
2 years combined docketing experience and paralegal experience (in an IP or litigation firm, preferred)
Familiarity with Trademarks
Patricia experience preferred
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel
Exceptional internet skills with the ability to learn new applications quickly
Familiarity with WIPO site, EPO site, etc. preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet strict deadlines
Ability to work well in a team environment, as well as independently with minimal supervision
Must be a flexible, self-starter able to adapt to our office policies, procedures, and processes
Please submit your resume and a cover letter indicating why you are an excellent candidate for the role. The position will start at 20 hours per week, with the potential to increase to full-time hours. Compensation is based on experience. Training will be a combination of hybrid and remote. The position may sit in our downtown San Jose office, work remotely or hybrid. All in office staff are vaccinated against Covid-19; we require the same of new hires. For more information about our firm please see our website at www.zilkakotab.com.
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