Courthouse Plaza
199 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05402-0190
ph: 802-863-2375
dir: 802-846-8318
Overview

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.

Education

IP LegalEd, Patent Paralegal Certificate, 2003

Duff's Business Institute, 1981

Community Involvement

Karen is an active member of her church and participates in many church community and volunteer programs. She sings with the church’s choir and quartet. Karen also serves and prepares meals with the Salvation Army in Burlington.

Testimonials

“Thank you so much for giving us such an informative and professional presentation on the new AIA rules and then some. Your excitement was contagious and really made the information and time spent together very relevant and enjoyable.”

Publications & Presentations
  • At the request of a global client, Karen prepared and delivered an extensive presentation concerning the America Invents Act, signed into law September 2011, and how this extreme patent law change would affect a patent paralegal. She provided examples of new required forms and presented on Supplemental Examination, Preissuance Submission, Administrative Trials, Transitional Applications, Prioritized Examination (Track 1), new patent fee changes and the Patent Prosecution Highway. Karen also prepared checklists to share with the client itemizing new procedural tasks to enable a patent paralegal to successfully meet all requirements of the American Invents Act.
Courthouse Plaza
199 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05402-0190
ph: 802-863-2375
dir: 802-846-8318
kjeffer@drm.com
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