Patent Operations Associate

Project Management



The position of Patent Operations Associate is responsible for overseeing patent-related activities in Europe. He/she will provide training to Production and Sales, and provide support as needed to increase revenue and maximize efficiency and productivity. This is a great position for someone eager to develop a long-term career in Patent Operations and rapidly advance to management positions.





  • Train Production members on foreign patent prosecution (EP Validation, Direct Filing, and PCT National Phase)


  • Assist Production and Sales in understanding client requirements, legal requirements, and job scope


  • Work closely with project managers, overseeing patent translation and filing jobs from start to finish


  • Maintain a high level of understanding of the patent filing requirements in various countries as well as the specific needs of each client, especially as they relate to translation requirements


  • Assist with the sales cycle specific to the patent translation and filing process


  • Assist with business development efforts including attending client meetings and conferences


  • Contribute to the growth of existing client business


  • Contribute to patent training materials and information database


  • Create accurate project quotes in an efficient manner





Qualifications and Required skills
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree


  • Expertise with foreign patent filing procedures


  • 3-5 years professional experience in legal industry


  • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment


  • Strong client management skills and consultative abilities


  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills


  • Outstanding relationship building skills





Desired Skills
  • Paralegal Experience


  • Expertise in the IP localization industry


  • Client service experience in the legal/business services/translation space



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