IP Assistant

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

  • Assist attorneys with patent prosecution and IP transactional matters.  See responsibilities listed below.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 2 years legal experience; Intellectual Property legal experience required
  • College degree or an equivalent amount of legal experience

 

SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience with US patent application filing and prosecution process (Electronically and via Express Mail).
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently and organize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Word processing skills, database experience helpful.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office suite.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work independently to manage docket and ensure attorneys are able to meet all deadlines.Regularly update docketing department regarding actions taken.

  • Prepare patent applications and prosecution documents including, but not limited to, amendments, responses, communications, Information Disclosure Statements and appropriate transmittal forms during all stages of patent prosecution.

  • Prepare and file applications and USPTO correspondence via EFS Web.

  • Prepare client matter request forms for new cases, follow up to ensure signed Engagement Letters are received.

  • Correspond with US and foreign clients and foreign associates re: routine prosecution issues, acknowledging correspondence received and reviewing documents received for completeness.

  • Prepare manual invoices to send to clients and associates.

  • Draft email correspondence to be revised and sent by the attorney.

  • Utilize IPDAS software to generate prosecution documents and manage prior art.

  • Make travel arrangements.

  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

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