Intellectual Property paralegal – dedicated to deadlines and details.
Karen Jeffer has extensive experience assisting the Intellectual Property Group with the preparation, filing and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, and ensures that issued patents and registered trademarks are properly maintained. Karen facilitates the completion of formal documents including declarations, assignments, powers of attorney, and Information Disclosure Statements, working with clients and attorneys to streamline the process. She corresponds with foreign associates regarding patent and trademark foreign application filings and formalities, and monitors and coordinates the payment of foreign patent annuities with clients, annuity services and foreign associates. As a docket manager, Karen oversees the docketing of all deadlines for both patents and trademarks, including incoming and outgoing correspondence with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and with foreign associates. She monitors the status of all pending and issued patents and pending and registered trademarks.