Patent Legal Secretary
PATENT LEGAL SECRETARY
Large D.c. 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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