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Patent Legal Assistant #28805

Patent Legal Assistant

Salary: $92K

2+ years of work experience in the field of intellectual property required

A top investment intellectual property firm is seeking a Patent Legal Assistant to provide practice-specific support to attorneys and technology specialists. Apply to this opportunity if you have solid knowledge in intellectual property (patent, trademark, or litigation).

Responsibilities

  • Patent Legal Assistant will assist assigned practitioners with various aspects of their dockets
  • Prepare and file documents with U.S. and foreign intellectual property offices and U.S. courts, as applicable to assigned practice area
  • Independently prepare legal documents, reports, and correspondence associated with assigned practice area for practitioners and/or clients
  • Oversee and maintain the integrity of electronic data relating to clients’ intellectual property or litigation in accordance with firm policy and procedure
  • Organize and maintain paper and electronic files relating to clients’ intellectual property or litigation in accordance with firm policy and procedure
  • Review incoming correspondence including paper and electronic mail, facsimiles, docketed information, or client instructions and take necessary action
  • Utilize a range of software applications including Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, CPi (general case information and docketing database), Elite Enterprise (billing and records database), DeskSite (document management system), IPDAS (document generation and contact database), and other practice- or firm-specific applications
  • Interact with clients via telephone, electronic mail, and facsimile as necessary
  • Research and retrieve information for the completion of assigned tasks utilizing practice specific resources

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ years of work experience in the field of intellectual property
  • Highly proficient in MS Outlook, Word, and Excel as well as basic computer and database management skills
  • Expertise in supporting a patent, trademark and/or litigation practice
  • Strong grasp of the complexities of intellectual property business relationships (i.e., clients, co-owners, assignees, licensees, foreign associates, other counsel, employment agreements, etc.)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of or otherwise have the ability to learn legal terminology, rules, regulations, and procedures specific to the assigned practice area as well as policies and procedures established by the firm and apply them accordingly
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with meticulous attention to accuracy and detail

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