Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Office of Technology Management (OTM). This position is for the Danforth Campus.
This position provides administrative support including electronic docketing of patent information and documentation related to intellectual property processes and agreements such as inventorship and assignment documents, distribution, due diligence and Patent and Trademark (PTO) filings, etc.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist with the creation, input, and maintaining of records in intellectual Property (IP) docket and case management systems
Interface with internal groups, WashU researchers and outside counsel to provide and obtain information regarding IP matters; capturing official correspondence in the Office of Technology Management database
Assist in the distribution and receipt of documents associated with invention disclosures and the patenting process, including assignments, declarations and power of attorneys (POAs)
Assist in the docketing and receipt of documents associated with the patent process; prepare and distribute docket reports as necessary
Perform functions necessary to e-file necessary documents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as directed
Meetings will be held locally at on campus and off campus locations.
Experience working as an intellectual property docket clerk or in an administrative function within a legal environment.
Knowledge of U.S. and foreign patent law including provisional, International Patent System (PCT) and utility applications, patent claims, office actions, etc.
Ability to attend meetings at local on and off campus locations.
Paralegal certificate, minimum two-year college degree
Experience using patent docketing software
Is flexible, open and receptive to new ideas and approaches
Adapts to changing priorities, situations and demands
Handles multiple tasks and priorities
Modifies one's preferred way of doing things
Demonstrates the ability to express thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing
Demonstrates effective listening skills
Shares knowledge and information
Is approachable/accessible to others
Reaches out to be helpful in a timely and responsive manner
Strives to satisfy one’s external and/or internal customers
Is diplomatic, courteous, and welcoming
Demonstrates accountability in all work responsibilities
Exercises sound and ethical judgment when acting in behalf of the university
Exercises appropriate confidentiality in all aspects or work
Shows commitment to work and to consequences of own actions
Shows initiative, anticipates needs and takes actions
Demonstrates innovation, creativity and informed risk-taking
Engages in problem-solving; suggests ways to improve performance and be more efficient
The hiring range for this position is $19.18 - $24.47 per hour.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.