McCarter & English, Newark, NJ
Paralegal, Life Sciences, February 2019 – August 2019
Assisted attorneys in all phases of US patent prosecution, such as e-filing new applications, responses to Office Actions, preparing and e-filing Declarations, Assignments, IDS’s, Substitute Statements and NOA checklists.
Communicated with clients and foreign associates.
Conducted research on federal rules, regulations and US and international Property Law, CFR, MPEP and PCT regulations.
Prepared monthly docket reports, alerted attorneys of upcoming due dates.
Hunter Douglas, Pearl River, NY
IP Legal Assistant (contract assignment - Elite Asset Staffing), April 2018 – February 2019
Assisted with workflow among attorneys (in-house as well as throughout the US and out-of-US outside counsel) and engineers.
Maintained filing system of both computer and physical data.
Conducted and analyzed research on various topics.
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, New York, NY
Patent Prosecution Supervisor, May 2007 – February 2018
Managed team of patent prosecution paralegals.
Conducted patent searches for IDS’s.
Supervised, managed and maintained paralegal attendance records, vacation schedules, diaries, and annual billing requirements.
Conducted performance reviews of paralegals, hired and trained new paralegals, updated training materials and department procedural changes.
Regularly reported to and updated clients on the status of patent portfolios.
Pennie & Edmonds/Jones Day, New York, NY (April 1998 – May 2007)
Senior Patent Paralegal (Jones Day, January 2004 – May 2007)
Legal Secretary/Patent Specialist (Pennie & Edmonds, April 1998 – December 2003)
Prepared documents for all phases of U.S patent prosecution.
Corresponded with client and foreign associates.
Prepared status reports and docketing functions.
Kept current with changes in US and PCT patent prosecution; alerted supervisor of updated training needs.
Oversaw junior paralegals and assistants in projects including preparation of IDS’s, recordation of assignment, and e-filings.
Managed and maintained docket of large patent prosecution portfolios.
Interacted with the USPTO, foreign associates, and reported updates to clients.
Secretarial assistance in all aspects of the patent prosecution process including research, drafting, review and filing responses to USPTO office actions, IDS’s.
Reviewed and edited monthly bills to clients; sent bills to clients.
La Consolacion College, Bacolod City, Philippines
Bachelor of Arts
CLE programs, seminars, and workshops on patent prosecution
Extensive knowledge of federal rules and regulations (CFR, MPEP and PCT regulations)
MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Worksite / Filesite