- Provide legal secretarial support to attorneys and patent agents in the Intellectual Property Practice Section.
- Responsibilities including creating shells for Office Action responses, preparation and electronic filing of responses, and assisting with other submissions and documents as required by the USPTO.
- Review timekeeper docket reports and maintain docket notes to keep IP timekeepers abreast of upcoming deadlines and their respective status.
- Report communications from the USPTO to attorneys and clients and ensure prompt responses to inquiries.
- Research, generate, and update case status reports and IP schedules for clients, attorneys, and other IP timekeepers.
- Access and research a variety of patent databases.
- Open new matters, review and edit client bills, screen calls and emails, process expense reports, submit check requests, process invoices, handle travel arrangements, and maintain electronic files.
- Assist with secretarial coverage when IP legal secretaries are unexpectedly out or on vacation.
- 5+ years of legal secretarial experience in patent prosecution required and in-depth knowledge of USPTO rules and regulations.
- Maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rules and regulations and the filing procedures for all aspects of U.S. patent prosecution and international prosecution.
- Tech savvy with advanced-level MS Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat skills required.
- Excellent client service, communication, organizational, and time management skills a must.
- Seeking a resourceful IP legal secretary who is a team player with outstanding interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic.
- Bachelor's degree preferred.
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