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Patent Specialist

Company: Apple
Location: Cupertino
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Patent Specialist Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino),California,United States Corporate Functions + 5+ years of paralegal experience with both US and Foreign patent prosecution. + Attention to detail to identify and monitor probable errors in patent prosecution documents. + Strong proficiency in US and foreign patent prosecution, annuities, and foreign filing deadlines. + Familiarity with and proficiency with commercial IP Management Systems, USPTO PAIR, Espacenet, and other commercial patent searching and database tools. + Strong proficiency with general US and foreign patent rules and regulations, including understanding patent terms, annuities, and foreign filing practices. + Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Able to accurately prioritize and multi-task to complete projects smoothly and on-time.DescriptionWe seek to hire an experienced patent specialist professional. You will work maintaining accurate patent databases; and will work with internal patent counsel in support of the patent prosecution processes and strategies. This includes: Providing reports for patents; Managing projects, ensuring that deadlines are met; Monitoring and managing patent annuities and foreign filing deadlines; Overseeing and managing outside counsel support administration; Providing backup support for other members of the Patent Operations Support team; Supporting the documentation of prosecution practices and procedures; Working cross-functionally within the patent team or other legal teams to supports standards or open source-related activities.Education & ExperienceBachelors degree or paralegal certificate preferred.Additional Requirements+ - 5+ years of relevant experience at a top law firm and/or in-house legal department. + - Capable of working independently in a fast-paced environment. + - Excellent organizational skills, and a drive to improve processes and tools. + - Excellent interpersonal skills to foster collaboration and team environment. + - Strong computer skills, including proficiency with ExcelApple FooterApple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant (Opens in a new window) . Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants. United States Department of Labor. Learn more (Opens in a new window) . Apple will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law. If youre applying for a position in San Francisco, review the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance guidelines (opens in a new window) applicable in your area. Apple participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Learn more about the E-Verify program (Opens in a new window) . Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Apple is a drug-free workplace. Reasonable Accommodation and Drug Free Workplace policy Learn more (Opens in a new window) .

Keywords: Apple, Cupertino , Patent Specialist, Other , Cupertino, California

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