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Patent Prosecution Legal Secretary The candidate provides client management support for attorney, not limited to written and verbal communications with clients along with maintaining docket and client specific procedures. Assists attorney in prosecuting patent applications in the United States and various foreign countries. Establishes and maintains patent files: opens files, prepares documents for filing including, patent applications, Preliminary Amendments, Information Disclosure Statements, Responses to Missing Parts, Assignments, Amendments, payments of Issue Fees, etc. Reviews all incoming correspondence from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and foreign associates for essential docketing. Maintains clients portfolios by being proactive in facilitating communication between attorney and client. Maintains and updates docketing log spreadsheet. On-going verbal and written communication with attorneys, clients and foreign associates. Other administrative tasks and projects as may be assigned. BA degree and/or paralegal certificate or minimum of 5 years experience in U.S. patent prosecution required. Familiarity with electronic case management systems and USPTO rules and requirements. IPFolio, Memotech, etc. is a plus. Familiarity with the prosecution of U.S. Trademark applications a plus. Ability to work comfortably with advanced computer software (after training) and effectively use and maintain a computer database. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) required. Possible use of speech-to-text transcription software required. High level of responsibility, dedication and accuracy required.
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