Patent Legal Secretary

Legal E
Washington D.C.
Jun 22, 2018
Jul 27, 2018
Full Time

Patent Legal Secretary

Large DC law firm has an immediate need for a Patent Legal Secretary to support two busy partners within their Intellectual Property and Technology group.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing applications, including Provisional, Non-Provisional, Divisional and Continuation applications for filing, including ensuring all papers are properly prepared and filed with the USPTO
  • Prepare papers for filing responses, Notice of Appeals, Responses to Restriction Requirement, Request for Continued Examination (RCE), Appeal Briefs and other necessary filings to the USPTO
  • Monitor the daily docket to help ensure all filings are completed and filed in a timely manner via hand-delivery or EFS (Electronic Filing System) with the USPTO
  • Prepare correspondence and responses for mailing, faxing, courier, FEDEX, including the certificate of mailing, copy and filing of documents as per client instructions and/or protocol
  • Provides information to IP Docketing Department for items filed with and received from USPTO
  • Ensures correct changes are made in the file, docketing system, client information database and that all amendments are entered to the appropriate documents
  • Performs research as requested using Private PAIR, TARR and other reference sources Obtain copies of documents as requested
  • Preparation of pleadings and filings in Federal Courts

A college degree is preferred with a minimum of five years of patent prosecution experience required. Candidate should have exceptional verbal and written communication, be pro-active in managing dockets, correspondence and patent filings, with knowledge of E-filing (both USPTO & Federal Courts). Candidate should also be detail oriented and effectively juggle multiple tasks.  Firm offers a salary commensurate with experience and a generous benefits package.

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