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IP Legal Practice Assistant #28364

IP Legal Practice Assistant

Salary: $70K - $90K

3+ years of patent prosecution experience required

A transatlantic law firm is looking to hire an IP Legal Practice Assistant to work out of their Boston office. If you have a strong knowledge of USPTO rules and requirements and are looking for a new opportunity, apply today!

Responsibilities

  • IP Legal Practice Assistant will provide practice-related support to attorneys and professionals within the Intellectual Property Practice
  • Calendar and monitor filing deadlines for all U.S. and foreign patent applications
  • Prepare, coordinate, and file patent applications with the USPTO, outside counsel, and foreign associates/agents
  • Maintain a close working relationship with patent agents to prepare and file formal documents for U.S. and international filings
  • Ensure legal documents are processed and handled in a timely and efficient manner in order to comply with appropriate USPTO regulations and deadlines
  • Maintain daily docket
  • Type correspondence and memos
  • Draft, proofread, and format legal documents
  • Administrative duties may include preparing expense reports; scheduling meetings; managing calendars and maintaining databases, and making travel arrangements
  • Prepare and file Information Disclosure Statements with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Review Office Actions from U.S. offices for cited references
  • Review patent files for prior art before payment of issue fee and upon intake into the firm
  • Effectively organize references in connection with patent portfolios into prior art databases and routinely maintain these databases

Requirements

  • BS/BA or equivalent experience required
  • 3+ years of experience working in patent prosecution 
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, Word and Outlook 
  • Knowledge of CPI and/or IPDAS preferred 
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to communicate in a professional, tactful and confident manner
  • Must be able to prioritize work and meet deadlines

Categories: Direct Hire|Legal Jobs, Region| Metro Boston - Massachusetts

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