Patent Prosecution Assistant

Boston, MA 02111

Posted: 12/07/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Specialty: Legal & Compliance Job Number: 82624

A prestigious law firm in Boston, MA is seeking an IP Patent Prosecution Assistant to join their team. As the IP Patent Prosecution Assistant, you will provide administrative support for members, associates, legal assistants and other designated firm personnel. This role will work closely with assigned teams managing the day-to-day activities within the Intellectual Property practice. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the IP Patent Prosecution Assistant:
  • Prepare IP Prosecution documents, including U.S. Patent prosecution filings
  • Prepare correspondence, reports and other legal documents
  • Assist with docket management systems
  • Manage and/or maintain calendar by scheduling appointments, coordinating meetings, conferences and travel arrangements
  • Manage attorney/paralegal billable time by inputting into Firm’ s system
  • Keep current with expense reporting and process check requests
  • Initiate conflict process, draft engagement letters and submit intake documentation for processing
  • Provide quality client service by communicating professionally to internal and external client inquiries, answering phones and greeting clients
  • Work collaboratively with assigned team and section mates
  • Coordinate all administrative details on attorney projects including workflow between clients, timekeepers, production and night assistance
  • Participate in training opportunities to advance skill levels and efficiency in firm software
Requirements for the IP Patent Prosecution Assistant:
  • College degree or relevant work experience
  • 3-5 year’ s Patent Prosecution experience, preferably in legal or professional services organization
  • Knowledge of USPTO rules and practices
  • Creative problem solving skills, reasoning ability and logical thought process
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize competing demands, meet various deadlines and respond quickly to changing priorities
  • Outstanding sense of customer service
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary
  • Knowledge of primary patent documents including Patent and Patent Prosecution histories; IPDAS, USPTO filings, and searching PTO websites (Domestic and Foreign)
  • 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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