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Santa Clara, California, United States
January 12, 2017

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Katayoun (Kat) Ghazian

*** ******* ***

Santa Clara, California

Mobile: 408-***-****

OBJECTIVE A position as a Senior IP & Contracts Paralegal/Administrator to commensurate with my skills, experience and desire for career growth.


7/2014-Present Senior Intellectual Property & Commercial Paralegal

ABBYY USA, Milpitas, California

Prepare and file all legal documents and correspondence associated with patent application preparation, filing and prosecution for submission to USPTO, foreign patent offices and outside counsel.

Processes incoming patent office documents and correspondence from foreign counsel; Prepares and attends to registration of assignments and power of attorney documents; ensures formality requirements are met for each patent case; assist with filing and prosecution of the Trademarks.

Electronic document preparation for attorneys; electronic filing, payment and processing of patent applications, amendments, maintenance fees and all other filing related matters through EFS web.

Attend to all phases of docketing of patent and Trademark actions/correspondence in Foundation IP;

Assisted Commercial attorneys with processing and execution of various types of contacts.

4/2010-6/2014 Patent Paralegal/Patent Docketing Specialist

Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLP, San Jose, California

Provide assistance to Patent Attorneys with all aspects of the prosecution of patent applications in the United States Patent Office (USPTO), Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and foreign countries. Process invention disclosures, assist with preparing and filing of the patent applications, Information Disclosure Statements, response to Office Actions, Issue Fee Payments and various Petitions and re-exam documents with the USPTO.

Assist with several IP due diligence projects and IP research and searches.

Frequent interaction and resolution with USPTO Examiners on behalf of attorney.

Docket Patent Prosecution due dates in CPI database and ProLaw.

1/2008-1/2010 Patent and Trademark Administrator/Paralegal

IBM Corporation, San Jose, California

Provide full administrative support to Patent Professionals in order to promote IP success with a high degree of quality.

Monitor, review and process invention disclosures; work and communicate closely with outside counsels, inventors and other business clients with regard to invention disclosures, patent application filings, prosecution and issuance of patents. Assist in filing various patent applications and other formal papers with USPTO. Assist with data entry into the IP docket system.

Process trademark name requests, Logo Agreements, Mark Watches and conduct trademark searches.

6/1999-1/2004 Patent Foreign Filing Specialist, Legal Manager

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto, California

Provide assistance to Patent Attorneys with all aspects of the prosecution of patent applications in Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), foreign countries and US Patent Office including payment of patent annuities and maintenance fees. Manage and oversee the workflow of the patent department.

EDUCATION Paralegal Certificate – ABA Accredited

Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

GPA 4.0/4.0

BA Degree in English Literature & Translation – Internationally Accredited

Tehran Azad University, Tehran, Iran

GPA 3.8/4.0

OTHER SKILLS Computer Literacy: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Excel and Power Point, Anaqua, ProLaw, CPI, PATTSY, IP Master, LeCorpio, Foundation IP, IBM Lotus Notes, Orbitz, Global IP Estimator and Thomson Reuters Legal Tracker.

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