Ballard Spahr LLP has a career opportunity available for an experienced Patent Prosecution Paralegal to join our Intellectual Property (IP) team in the Atlanta office. The paralegal in this position is responsible for assisting IP attorneys in servicing clients’ intellectual property matters, including primarily the preparation, filing, and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications.
The ability to remain organized, make good judgments and apply new ideas in a fast-paced work environment with multiple priorities is essential.
Ballard Spahr offers excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package, and a generous paid time off program. For immediate consideration, please visit our career page https://ballardspahr.silkroad.com/epostings/and apply online.
Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.
Qualified candidates will have a minimum of two to three years of IP practice experience with expertise in patent prosecution, including the preparation, filing and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications (both PCT applications, national stage entries, and direct foreign filings). A college degree and/or a paralegal certificate is required.
Technical requirements include proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. Experience working with patent and trademark search databases is required. Knowledge of the Dialog database and IPManager are a plus.
Additional Salary Information: The benefits package includes medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage; life insurance, short and long-term disability; 401(k) retirement savings plan with firm contribution and match; generous paid time off program; dependent care and medical spending accounts; family and medical leave; emergency child care services; employee assistance program; and a pre-tax transportation program.
Ballard Spahr LLP, a national firm with more than 500 lawyers in 14 offices in the United States, provides a range of services in litigation, business and finance, real estate, intellectual property, and public finance. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, life sciences and technology companies, health systems, investors and developers, government agencies and sponsor...ed enterprises, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. The firm combines a national scope of practice with strong regional market knowledge. For more information, please visit www.ballardspahr.com.