Intellectual Property Clerk

PCK Intellectual Property - Toronto, ON (11 months ago)

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PCK supports a broad range of intellectual property and commercial services with a particular focus on the preparation and filing of patent and trademark applications around the globe. PCK is the only cross-border boutique Intellectual Property firm in North America, with offices in Toronto and Boston and satellite offices in Waterloo and Washington DC. Our professionals include seasoned patent agent, trademark agents and general counsel with experience across a broad range of industries and technologies.

PCK has a Tier 1 global reputation, friendly working environment and a loyal client base. We have a state-of-the-art technology platform, are a paperless firm, have workflow and billing engines and an AI engine for automatically docketing correspondence. We are committed to continuous investment and improvement.

For each client, we tailor the right combination of professionals and technology to meet their specific needs. Having the above reputation starts with having an incredible team. From Goodlife memberships to Bagel Fridays to an all-star Social Committee, we foster an environment where staff know they are appreciated, and their wellbeing and happiness is of paramount importance to the PCK family!

As PCK continues to grow, we are looking for an IP Clerk who is experienced in building lasting customer relationships and is passionate about making meaningful contributions. Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and filing patent applications for CIPO, USPTO, WIPO and other foreign jurisdictions.
  • Preparing formal legal documents for filing with the various PTO’s including but not limited to Inventorship Declarations, Assignments and Power’s of Attorney.
  • Managing multiple priorities and ensuring important deadlines are met.
  • Reviewing correspondences and ensure actions are taken and docketed appropriately.
  • Corresponding with clients and foreign associates.
  • An enthusiasm and aptitude for using advanced legal technology.
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned from time to time.


  • 3-5 years experience with patent prosecution
  • Experience with trademarks preferred
  • Knowledge of legal terminology, procedures and statuses
  • Energetic, used to working in a fast-paced environment and working effectively under pressure
  • Positive attitude, a passion to succeed, surpasses expectation, flexible and able to adapt to change
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office
  • Client service skills, having the ability to communicate clearly and professionally
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and verbal/written communication skills
  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Well organized and the ability to prioritize work
  • Career orientated, willing to develop and grow with the organization

Please submit your resume by November 29, 2019.

PCK is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse environment for all employees and job applicants. Accommodation is available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time


  • patent prosecution: 3 years (Required)
  • trademark: 3 years (Required)