Landon Clark
Landon Clark
Foster City Patent Paralegal Site Leader at Life Technologies
San Francisco Bay Area | Biotechnology

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Current
  • Foster City Patent Paralegal Site Leader at Life Technologies
Past
  • Client Manager at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Prosecution Paralegal Supervisor/Client Manager at Townsend & Townsend & Crew LLP
  • Patent Paralegal at Tessera, Inc
Education
  • Boston College (Bachelors of Arts)

Experience

Foster City Patent Paralegal Site Leader
Life Technologies

April 2011 - present (3 years)
Client Manager
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

March 2010 - April 2011 (1 year 2 months)
Process all email correspondence between Kilpatrick Townsend and client Prepare client matter reports for attorney review as needed Answer questions for Attorneys, Paralegals and Case Assistants regarding client procedures Order patents and files histories and other Prior Art References for attorney review Create and organize binders of patents and applications for attorney review Create patent family trees Assist clients with their implantation of the FoundationIP docketing system Train attorneys and other legal staff on FoundationIP docketing system Docket USPTO actions in client's FoundationIP docketing system Review PAIR System for current status of applications handled by firm. Manage attorney docket Draft correspondence and prosecution documents to client and USPTO Prepare and file US Patent Applications via EFS-Web Prepare and file Responses to USPTO actions via EFS-Web Prepare and file Information Disclosure Statements Review patent applications at time of allowance and issuance to determine if Patent Term Adjustment is correct. Prepare and file documents needed to correct Patent Term Adjustment Mentor 10 Paralegals and Case Assistants Assist with annual review process of Paralegals and Case Assistants Assist with training of Paralegals and Case Assistants Assist Attorneys with daily activities and requests Review and response to client correspondence Prepare and send status reports to clients Conduct patent family searches Review and update client patent files Coordinate and supervise Transfer in/out of patent profiles
Prosecution Paralegal Supervisor/Client Manager
Townsend & Townsend & Crew LLP

March 2008 - March 2010 (2 years 1 month)
Manage and Supervise 18 Paralegals and Case Assistants Assist with annual review process of Paralegals and Case Assistants Assist in the creation of Paralegal and Case Assistant training material See to training of Paralegals and Case Assistants Answer questions related to patent prosecution for Attorneys, Paralegals and Case Assistants. Process all email correspondence between Kilpatrick Townsend and client Prepare client matter reports for attorney review as needed Answer questions for Attorneys, Paralegals and Case Assistants regarding client procedures Order patents and files histories and other Prior Art References for attorney review Create and organize binders of patents and applications for attorney review Create patent family trees Assist clients with their implantation of the FoundationIP docketing system Train attorneys and other legal staff on FoundationIP docketing system Docket USPTO actions in client's FoundationIP docketing system Review PAIR System for current status of applications handled by firm. Manage attorney docket Draft correspondence and prosecution documents to client and USPTO Prepare and file US Patent Applications via EFS-Web Prepare and file Responses to USPTO actions via EFS-Web Prepare and file Information Disclosure Statements Review patent applications at time of allowance and issuance to determine if Patent Term Adjustment is correct. Prepare and file documents needed to correct Patent Term Adjustment
Patent Paralegal
Tessera, Inc

March 2006 - March 2008 (2 years 1 month)
Assist Attorneys with daily activities and requests Process Invention Disclosures for review by attorneys Order patents and files histories from Delphion for attorney review Create and organize binders of patents and applications for attorney review Create patent family trees of Tessera's portfolio Coordinate implantation of internal docketing system FoundationIP Create custom docketing activities for docketing system Create custom docketing reports for attorney review Train attorneys and other legal staff on docketing system Docket USPTO actions in FoundationIP docketing system Update Patent and Trademark files with correspondence from outside counsel Prepare and file US Patent Applications via EFS-Web Prepare and file Responses to USPTO actions via EFS-Web Review patent application files being transferred in after Merger/Acquisition for completeness Travel to target companies to assist in the coordination of document review Review Non-Disclosure Agreements from target company Conduct patent family searches Assist in payment of inventor incentive awards Coordinate the completion of Assignments and Declarations with listed inventors
Prosecution Paralegal
Townsend & Townsend & Crew LLP

April 2003 - March 2006 (3 years)
Perform same duties as below with the following added responsibilities: Assist in training new Paralegals and Case Assistants Review PAIR System for current status of applications handled by firm. Review patent applications at time of allowance to determine if Patent Term Adjustment is correct. Prepare and file documents needed to correct Patent Term Adjustment if needed Travel to sister offices to assist with paralegal tasks Assist with set-up of Prosecution Paralegal Department in Townsend's San Diego office Prepare and file Assignment documents online at USPTO website
Prosecution Case Assistant
Townsend & Townsend & Crew LLP

April 2002 - April 2003 (1 year 1 month)
Prepare and file Information Disclosure Statements Provide copies of patents to attorneys Retrieve and review Prior Art References Create and organize Prior art reference binders Prepare and filed US Patent Applications Prepare and file US Trademark Applications Prepare and file Preliminary Amendments Prepare and file Response to Notice of Missing Parts of Non-Provisional Application Prepare and send to client and inventors Formal Documents needed to file patent application Manage attorney docket Draft correspondence and prosecution documents to client and USPTO Review and response to client correspondence Prepare and send status reports to clients Order, retrieve, download and print File histories Create and organize Patent Family binders Conduct Patent Family searches Create and organize Patent File History binders Review and update client patent files Coordinate and supervise Transfer in/out of patent profiles
US Docketing Assistant
Townsend & Townsend & Crew LLP

September 2001 - April 2002 ( 8 months)
Responsible for paying US Maintenance Fees on Granted US Patents Research current status of Granted Patents Draft and send correspondence regarding US Maintenance Fees to client Answer all questions concerning US Maintenance Fees Update and maintain Patent Tracking Database Beta Tested Dennemeyer Patent & Trademark Tracking Software
Legal Affairs Administrator
Everdream Corporation

March 2001 - July 2001 ( 5 months)
Develop and maintain a contract administration database Legal Research Draft and Review legal documents Handle Copyright request issues Assist with Patent request issues Assist In-house Attorney with day-to-day tasks
Litigation Paralegal
Casner & Edwards, LLP

July 2000 - December 2000 ( 6 months)
Assist Lawyers in Discovery request Review documents for information needed for case Quality control document review Supervise team of temporary paralegals

Education

Boston College
Bachelors of Arts, Pre-Law Program Communications and Economics
1996 - 2000
Activities and Societies: Multicultural Floor Program 1996-2000, Club Rugby 1996-1997, Boston College Experience Program Resident Assistant June - July 1999, Varsity Cheerleader 1999-2000, Boston College Student Senate 1999-2000

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