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Patent Paralegal

Company: Power Integrations, Inc.
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description for Patent Paralegal, experience in Patent Prosecution

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordination and scheduling of tasks between IP Engineers, Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents in the prosecution of patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the International Bureau (IB) of the World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Management and Administration of IP Management Software, specifically FoundationIP
  • Preparation, proofreading, and management of patent applications, patent forms and formal documents for in-house filing with the USPTO and the IB
  • Support in-house resources and Outside Counsel in the filing of patent applications, patent forms and formal documents in the United States and foreign jurisdictions


  • Work within Power Integrations' Intellectual Property (IP) Management Database for supporting the filing and prosecution of patent applications
  • Receive and docket documents from the USPTO, foreign patent offices, inventors, in-house patent team and Outside Counsel for generating workflow tasks
  • Schedule the filing of patent documents in domestic and foreign patent offices, directly with the in-house patent team and with Outside Counsel
  • Prepare and proofread patent forms and documents, in particular, forms for the USPTO and the IB
  • Execute electronic filings with the USPTO and the IB
  • Work with IP engineers, Patent Agents, and Patent Attorneys to keep abreast of all rules, regulations, and procedures for filing patent applications and related documents, in particular with the USPTO and the IB
  • Perform legal research and provide administrative guidance for the prosecution of patent applications
  • Generate reports on the status of Power Integrations' US and Foreign patent portfolio
  • Manage a USPTO deposit account


  • American Bar Association Approved Paralegal Certificate or Certified Paralegal
  • At least 2 years of paralegal experience with a specific emphasis on patent prosecution
  • At least 5 years of docketing experience with emphasis on US patent prosecution
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat
  • Proficiency with docketing databases, especially FoundationIP
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail to identify probable errors in printed documents
  • Experience with establishing an in-house filing process would be a bonus

Keywords: Power Integrations, Inc., San Jose , Patent Paralegal, Other , San Jose, California

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