patent prosecution for complex technologies

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Experienced Patent Prosecution Paralegal

The Law Offices of Michael Dryja, a virtual, single-attorney law firm based in the Seattle, Washington area, is seeking an experienced patent prosecution paralegal in Western Washington, preferably in the Seattle area, for a full-time telecommuting position.

The ideal candidate will have proficiency in electronically filing patent applications, office action responses, and related papers via the USPTO’s EFS-Web site, as well as proficiency with the USPTO’s PAIR web site.

Duties will include preparing information disclosure statements and skeleton office action responses; filing, reporting, and invoicing patent applications, office action responses, and other paperwork; communicating with clients electronically and by phone as required; accessing client extranet sites and otherwise retrieving client communications regarding prosecution tasks; and managing the prosecution docket, including retrieval of documents over private PAIR and utilization of a web-based prosecution tool.

Microsoft Word experience is essential; Apple Mac experience is preferred but not required, as is experience with the WIPO PCT-Safe software tool.  Apple iPhone ownership is also preferred but not required. 

The ideal candidate needs to be a proactive, self-starting individual, who is comfortable working from home and interacting with the principal of the law firm primarily by email, text message, and phone. 

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include a firm-funded retirement account, paid time off and all federal holidays off, as well as a one-time home office furniture allowance, a firm-provided computer system, and a monthly high-speed Internet allowance.

Interested candidates are requested to send their resumes to, along with salary requirements.