Patent Legal Assistant

Boston, MA 02110 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 08/08/2018 Job ID: 81718 Specialty: Legal & Compliance

A mid-size law firm in Boston, is seeking an experienced Patent Legal Administrative Assistant with 3-5 years patent experience to join their fast-paced Patent Prosecution Department. This position is responsible for supporting and assisting patent attorneys with all administrative work relating to US, PCT and foreign patent applications, information disclosure statements, assignments, responses, and all documentation associated with correspondence to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“ USPTO”). Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Patent Legal Administrative Assistant:
  • Prepare correspondence to foreign associates relating to foreign patent applications
  • Communicate with clients and foreign associates throughout application’ s prosecution
  • Maintain patent portfolios
  • Upload and file applications and all other documents/fees with the USPTO
  • Upload and file assignment with Electronic Patent Assignment System
  • Monitor attorneys’ dockets
Requirements for the Patent Legal Administrative Assistant:
  • 3-5 years patent experience
  • Successful candidates will have excellent organizational, word processing, communication and deadline management skills
  • Online USPTO filing experience
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, multi-task and juggle priorities
  • Must be self-motivated and a self-starter
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                     
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