Humera - Administrative and Professional Staffing

Patent Legal Administrative Assistant

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