- Experience 0-5 Years
- Category Legal
- Location La Jolla, CA
Janssen is a recognized leader in providing physicians with breakthrough treatment solutions for a variety of diseases including infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases, cancers, immunologic and neuroscience disorders.
The Patent Paralegal independently supports the patent attorney(s) in all phases of the patent acquisition process, including the preparation and electronic filing of patent application filing papers, restriction requirements, information disclosure statements, responses to office actions, issue fee payments, application and patent file wrapper reviews and certificates of correction. Key responsibilities include: independent generation of patent application forms for dockets assigned to attorneys located in our California pharmaceutical sector locations; electronic filing of correspondence with the USPTO; uploading of patent forms to the J&J docketing system; collection, compilation and management of all information to be submitted to the USPTO during patent prosecution and arrangement of the information in USPTO IDS format; management of the attorney docket including scheduling regular docket reviews with the assigned patent attorneys to assure coordination of foreign agent correspondence and assistance with attorney instruction to foreign agents, correcting applications, filing receipts and other formal issues; reviewing application files throughout the prosecution process and following J&J checklists, contacting USPTO as necessary to confirm the status of application or resolve issues with submissions, checking the USPTO rules and procedures (MPEP, CFR) and communicating them to the relevant attorneys and coordinating with the J&J patent department in New Jersey.
Other responsibilities include conducting searches as outlined by patent attorneys, scheduling meetings, presentation generation support, assisting in organizing competitive intellectual property records and competitive art searches, arranging travel reservations and handling attorney expense reports.