McLean, Virginia Job Description Primary Responsibilities Review and proofread a variety of documents from the USPTO and report those documents directly to the client Prepare patent prosecution documents (ie new Patent Applications, Continuation Applications, Amendments, Information Disclosure Statements, etc.) Communicate directly with clients regarding reporting application related documents Monitor and satisfy client specific dockets Produce weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly reports per clients' instructions Research client inquiries and patent specific inquiries Maintain client and team specific spreadsheets Keep attorneys informed of the status of applications Perform research and compile data as request by attorneys Update and revise case databases in FileSite and/or the Extranet Organize client meetings and events Schedule meetings and conferences, including telephone conference calls with multiple outside parties in multiple time zones Open new files and maintain all client and general files Process bills, proof billing sheets, and review and edit bills Enter daily time for attorneys Assist with special projects as requested Various other tasks as requested/needed Qualifications A minimum of 2+ years experience providing intellectual property prosecution support in a law firm environment. College degree or comparable paralegal experience is required. Ability to meet the Firm s billable hours requirement while maintaining excellent service and producing consistently high-quality work product that meets or exceeds the Firm s quality standards. Excellent data entry and organizational skills. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and coordinate projects. Ability to use good judgment, initiative, and command of resources to accomplish results Ability to work well as a team member. Strong interpersonal skills to communicate and follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, attorneys, and staff and to provide information with courtesy and tact. Ability to multitask and work independently. Flexibility and ability to prioritize a continually changing workload. Ability to work well under pressure and be self-motivated. Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please contact us at @pillsburylaw.com.