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This position is located in the Office of Enrollment and Discipline in the Office of General Counsel. The Office is responsible for advising the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office on matters relating to the enrollment of persons to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office in patent cases, and to the investigation and prosecution of unethical conduct by attorneys and agents recognized to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office; reviewing the technical and scientific qualifications of candidates seeking registration to practice in patent matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as administering and overseeing the Law School Clinic Certification Program, Patent Pro Bono Program, and outreach efforts.
As a Paralegal Specialist, you will perform a wide variety of time-critical, substantive legal and litigation support work, including the following:
- Assist attorneys in preparation for disposition determinations under 37 CFR 11.22(h) by fact checking citations to the record and by performing extensive and thorough research into legal decisions, opinions and legislative history in the highly specialized and substantive areas of intellectual property law and ethics.
- Research databases include Westlaw, PACER, Patent Application Locating and Monitoring (PALM), Trademark Image Capture and Retrieval System (TICRS), and other USPTO’s electronic databases.
- Review and evaluate documents and requests from court and related administrative entities (Federal and State law enforcement agencies, State Bars, and other parties) pertaining to matters arising under 37 CFR § § 11.24, 11.25, and 11.29 and for OED information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Privacy Act for sensitive information in the possession of OED or PTO regarding attorneys and registered patent agent.
- Proofread and edit OED papers to ensure proper form, continuity of text and effectiveness of positions of the attorneys, and accurate code and case law citations.
- Maintain an action monitoring system for all pending disciplinary investigations and actions to schedule OED action and ensure deadlines are met.
- Assemble and prepare statistics on all pending disciplinary and enrollment actions and investigations for inclusion with reports to the Director.
- Enter and ensure accuracy of information added to the Office of Enrollment and Discipline Information System (OEDIS).
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