Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Patent Paralegal - Temporary in Tarrytown, New York
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is seeking an experienced Paralegal to assist our dynamic patent team on a temporary basis. Must have a college degree and experience in a patent office setting (law firm or in-house patent department ; mid-level with 5+ years of experience) Required experience includes preparing and submitting formality documents associated with foreign prosecution, obtaining necessary signatures as needed and forwarding to outside counsel. Maintaining records to track status of documents. Experience with pharmaceutical/biotech patent documents is a plus.
The successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to:
Assist the current foreign filing staff in all phases of foreign patent prosecution
Support multiple patent attorneys, or agents
Prioritize and manage a growing workload with a keen attention to detail and accuracy
Work both independently and in collaboration with other paralegals and attorneys
Articulate clearly and effectively in verbal and written communications with a strong focus on accuracy
Comprehend and follow through with instructions, as well as ask well thought out questions when clarity is needed
Specific duties include:
Manage, edit and process incoming foreign formality documents and correspondence
Obtain signatures from Executive Directors, Senior Vice President and Trademark attorney on Power of Attorney documents
Contact and obtain inventor’s signatures where required
Confirm the appropriate attorney’s name, title and docket number on Power of Attorney documents; closely monitor and track deadlines.
Obtain notarization, apostilles and legalization when required on formal documents.
Return required documents prior to deadline to outside counsel via courier or in some instances directly to foreign agent.
Review foreign docket reports; follow up with attorneys and paralegals and close out completed actions by notifying the docketing paralegal
Qualifications and Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree and/or 5+ years of experience in formalities associated with patent prosecution.
Experience with patent prosecution and foreign formality documents.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize workload.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite including Excel.
Experience and familiarity with creating, editing and finalizing PDF documents using Adobe Acrobat.
Experience with intellectual property docketing software is a plus (Anaqua).
Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process. Please contact us to discuss any accommodations you think you may need.