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We are looking for an Intellectual Property Paralegal to join our Ukrainian office.

Responsibilities:

• Creating and maintaining prosecution records in the database
• Preparing, filing and prosecuting trademark, patent, or other IPR applications, including handling office actions
• Handling recordal of changes before the local IPO
• Maintaining IP rights (renewals, annuities)
• Assisting in due diligence and in-use investigations
• Assisting with customs seizure reports and related matters
• Assisting in portfolio integration
• Translating texts from local language into English and vice versa
• Performing online searches of Patent and Trademark records, industry databases and other legal searches

Requirements:

• College or University degree (Pharmacy, Chemistry or Law degree will be an asset)
• Excellent and professional command of English (both written and spoken)
• Excellent and professional command of local language (both written and verbal)
• Five years of experience as a paralegal and/or in the intellectual property field
• Detail oriented
• High sense of responsibility
• Ability to work independently and manage various projects with minimal supervision
• Good time management skills and ability to prioritize and utilize resources as available
• Strong computer skills, not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Please send your CV and cover letter in English to employment@petosevic.com no later than Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

We are also looking for a Patent Expert to join our Ukrainian office.

Responsibilities:

• Conducting searches and analyzing scientific and/or technical documents, including previously granted patents, to assess whether an invention is new and innovative
• Translating from Russian/Ukrainian to English and vice versa
• Preparing, drafting and filing patent applications
• Preparing reports and responses to the office actions
• Ensuring application and renewal deadlines are met
• Communicating regularly with clients

Skills & Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, chemistry or biochemistry
• 3 years of working experience in a similar position
• Understanding of scientific and technological principles and processes
• Good command of English (both spoken and written)
• Excellent and professional command of local language (both written and verbal)
• Ability to express complex technical ideas clearly and concisely
• An eye for details and an analytical mind
• Ability to manage time and work to deadlines
• Desirable to have the status of Patent Attorney/additional education in the field of intellectual property
• Desirable to have the knowledge of Russian patent legislation and the practice of the patent office in the field of chemistry.

Please send your CV and cover letter in English to employment@petosevic.com no later than Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

We are also looking for an Attorney at Law to join our Ukrainian office.

Responsibilities:

• Advising clients on IP protection and enforcement strategies
• Preparing and filing writs for the courts or local administrations
• Representing clients before Courts and Enforcement authorities
• Performing and supervising investigations
• Handling Customs matters: preparing and filing applications for Customs watching, reporting seizures and handling any further actions related to seizures
• Handling oppositions, cancellation, revocation actions, or any other contentious actions before local administrations
• Invoicing clients for work performed on their behalf
• Responding to questionnaires and producing legal opinions for various IP forums and organizations

Requirements:

• Law School University degree
• Admission to Bar
• Capacity to represent IP right holders before the Courts and Enforcement authorities
• Excellent command of English language (both written and spoken)
• Minimum 5 years of experience in the Intellectual Property field
• Detail oriented
• High sense of responsibility
• Ability to work independently and manage various projects
• Good time management skills and ability to prioritize and utilize resources as available
• Strong computer skills, not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Please send your CV and cover letter in English to employment@petosevic.com no later than Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

We are also looking for a Patent Expert Assistant to join our Russian office.

Responsibilities:

• Assisting a Patent Expert in conducting searches and analyzing scientific and/or technical documents, including previously granted patents in order to assess whether an invention is new and innovative
• Translating from Russian to English and vice versa
• Assisting in the preparation, drafting and filing of patent applications
• Preparing reports and assisting in the preparation of responses to office actions
• Ensuring applications’ and renewals’ deadlines are met

Skills & Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, chemistry or biochemistry
• Intermediate level of English language knowledge
• Responsible, organized and attentive to details

Please send your CV and cover letter in English to employment@petosevic.com no later than Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.