Humera - Administrative and Professional Staffing

Patent Legal Administrative Assistant

4 days left

Location
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Salary
Contact For Rate
Posted
Feb 15, 2017
Closes
Feb 27, 2017
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time
Job Description:
Humera has an opportunity available for a Patent Legal Administrative Assistant with our client in Minneapolis, a law firm that provides business solutions to local, national, and international organizations. In this position, you will monitor a docket to ensure deadlines are met in a timely manner. This is a contract opportunity.
Duties
  • Managing attorney/agent dockets to ensure all deadlines are met in a timely manner; handling some responses independently; reviewing files to determine next action; conferring with attorneys/agents to discuss file status and upcoming deadlines
  • Using docketing system to generate documents, finding information and running reports.
  • Gathering necessary information and drafts patent prosecution documents for filing U.S. and foreign patents.
  • Drafting client correspondence.
  • Assisting with client billing
  • Maintaining client files that attorneys/agents are working on, including filing of materials, having new files opened, and having files closed in a timely and appropriate manner as directed
  • Assisting attorneys/agents with the preparation and filing of applications, office action responses, IDSs, and other-related documents

Requirements
  • High school graduate. College degree preferred. Paralegal certificate helpful
  • At least 2 years and preferably at least 5 years of experience preparing and filing patent applications, office action responses, IDSs, and related prosecution documents
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational and communication skills, and word processing skills
  • Ability to lean new software programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently, organize, prioritize work, be detail-oriented and make decisions, facilitate and manage deadlines