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Nathalie Kongtcheu: Paralegal at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, in New York, NY

Nathalie Kongtcheu Working As Paralegal At Greenberg Traurig And Her Work Is Electronic Filing Of Patent And Trademark Applications, Handling Issue Fees, Research And Searching Patent Law And Rules To Find Answers To Questions.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. PARALEGAL PROFILE 1. 800.973.1177 Nathalie Kongtcheu: Paralegal at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, in New York, NY [By Judith Earley] Paralegal Nathalie Kongtcheu works in the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where she assists the attorneys in all matters related to patent and trademark prosecution in the United States and foreign countries. Her responsibilities include the electronic filing of patent and trademark applications, handling issue fees, research, and preparation and analysis of documents. She found her current placement through a headhunter.Kongtcheu said what she enjoys most about documents-to be submitted in a portable project, I usually try to get my work right theher position is searching patent law and document file (PDF) format,” said Kongtcheu. first time,” said Kongtcheu.rules to find answers to questions. On theflip side, one of her most difficult challenges Another change she has seen is the online “I also try to have a time that I could useis meeting deadlines to prevent her clients availability of file wrappers and patent law to make improvements on my career.from losing their rights to inventions. Some and rules. I’m taking some physics classes to meetof the highlights of her career have been the requirements to pass the patent bargetting to know her clients and giving her “These changes are making our work as examination with the USPTO (United Statesclients and the attorneys at her firm the best paralegals more efficient,” said Kongtcheu. Patent and Trademark Office). Duringservice every time they need her. the weekend, I usually have activities that One person who significantly influenced my family can do all together-gardening,Over the course of her career as a paralegal, Kongtcheu’s career was the senior paralegal swimming, walking, etc.”one of the changes she has seen in the legal who served as her mentor when she joined On the Netindustry has been the United States Patent the firm. “[She] was very demanding,” saidand Trademark Office’s implementation of Kongtcheu. “Her requests increased my Greenberg Traurig, LLPthe electronic filing system (EFS) for patent curiosity and my knowledge in the field.” www.gtlaw.comcorrespondence and, in particular, the web-based electronic filing system (EFS-Web). Kongtcheu works very long hours-sometimes New York City 55 hours per week. “I have to commute“EFS-Web permits most patent about three hours every day and take carecorrespondence-that is, most patent of my family (my five-year-old son and my United States Patent and Trademark Officeapplications and other patent-related husband). Therefore, when I’m assigned to a www.uspto.govPAGE

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