Job Details

Foreign Filing Legal Assistant

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jul 05, 2021

Valid Through

Oct 18, 2021

Posted on

Apr 21, 2021

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type



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Foreign Filing Legal Assistant
The candidate will be processing the filing of new foreign patent applications worldwide, i.e. EPC, PCT, national, non-convention cases. Preparing and reviewing appropriate correspondence from foreign associates and to clients and associates regarding new applications, formal requirements, filing details, etc. Preparing client letters, formal documents, filing reports, responses to PCT invitations, national phase reminder letters, etc. Ordering certified copies from U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Working with vendors, patent office personnel, consulate offices and various local and state governments to obtain certification and legalization of formal documents as needed. Reviewing docket reports for accuracy. Maintaining and clearing a daily and personal docket. Maintaining knowledge of foreign filing requirements, tax laws, renewal data, expiration data, etc. And more. Foreign filing experience at another law firm required; preferably a minimum of 3-5 years of foreign filing experience required. Experience with design patents is highly desirable. Strong personal initiative and good judgment skills required. College degree and/or paralegal certification preferred.

Additional info

Ref: req213.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.
1100 New York Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-371-2600
Fax: 202-371-2540


"Good to learn - very much "Director" versus "Associates" - know your place....."

Former Employee - Reviewed on August 11, 2017

Stay for 2-3 years and then move on.... not worth staying as any effort and dedication to the firm will not be repaid.

Pros : The firm expends a lot of time and effort in training and new developments. Support staff generally very good and knowledgeable.
Cons : Very much a 2 tier environment. The Directors tend to be very arrogant and dismissive of associates. The culture has changed over the years with very little transparency and heavy politics.
Approve of the CEO[?] : Yes
Recommend this employer to a friend? : Yes
Business outlook for the next 6 months? : up
Current or former employee? : Former Employee
Last Year at Employer : 2015
Job type : Full time

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