Ward and Smith, P.A. is seeking a Patent Paralegal to join its Raleigh office. Applicants should be multi-task oriented, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and be able to function well in a fast paced environment. The responsibilities include: assisting the attorneys in the preparation, organization, and maintenance of intellectual property law matters (e.g., patent and trademark); drafting correspondence and legal documents; conferring with all parties involved including clients, government agencies, and foreign associates; monitoring progress and dockets; and following up to ensure all required actions are completed. Experience in intellectual property matters is required. A college degree in Paralegal Technology or Business is preferred.