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Patent Paralegal

Company: GlaxoSmithKline
Location: Warren
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Site Name: USA - New Jersey - Warren

Posted Date: Jan 6 2021

Are you a successful Patent Paralegal looking for a challenging opportunity to join the Legal team of a Global Pharmaceutical company? If so, this could be the right opportunity for you.

As a Patent Paralegal, you will be responsible for coordinating a full range of multi-jurisdictional legal advice and services impacting the operations of GSK's businesses around the globe as well as the ability to manage and priorities work associated within defined processes.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following

  • Provide full patent paralegal support to attorneys covering all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution including, but not limited to preparing patent specification, figures, sequence listings, routine drafts of responses to Official communications and Office actions, and any other activity related to patent preparation and prosecution.
  • Consistently demonstrate GSK expectations and values.
  • Assist attorneys with the tasks involved in-license / out-license of cases and be part of any patent prosecution team
  • Act independently, anticipating upcoming activities, determining priorities and during attorney's absence, to delegate matters to appropriate staff persons.
  • Communicate with relevant patent offices and external counsel as required.
  • Initiate and compose routine correspondence, ensuring timely and accurate drafting.
  • Manage attorney in trays and maintain electronic files relating to attorney case dockets, incorporating internal and official correspondence from patent offices around the world.
  • Work with internal docket systems, actively managing attorney dockets ensuring attorneys have full visibility of future, upcoming and urgent matters, where appropriate performing cross checks and closing out office actions.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Secondary/High school education or equivalent is required
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience working as a patent prosecution paralegal, legal secretary, patent administrator or comparable position with experience working in a private practice or in-house legal environment

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • Excellent IT skills (Windows 10, Excel), and ability to learn/use patent database management systems. Competent in software packages that support patent prosecution work.
  • formal paralegal training/certificate is preferred
  • Must be well-organized and able to handle a heavy workload and cope with ever increasing changes while maintaining a calm and professional manner.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work and deliver on tight timelines.
  • Excellent attention to detail, with strong capability for analysis, judgment and reasoning.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good communication (written and verbal).
  • The ability to engage and interact effectively with a diverse team, build strong partnerships and develop relationships that enable honest and open conversations
  • Decisive, performance and customer driven.

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness
  • This is a job description to aide in the job posting, but does not include all job evaluation details.

If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US).

GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Keywords: GlaxoSmithKline, Elizabeth , Patent Paralegal, Other , Warren, New Jersey

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