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IP Legal Assistant
The candidate receives incoming Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) documents. Prepares relevant forms and corresponding documents for attorney’s review. Maintains electronic client files. Performs document preparation, including : New patent application PTO filings; PTO patent prosecution filings; Information Disclosure Statements; Missing parts documents; Amendment and Response filings; Petitions; and Issuance-related filings. Reporting letters, including reporting hard copies of patents. Dictation or document corrections. Prepares and oversees uploading of electronic filings to of PTO website. Coordinates submission of hard copy foreign priority documents. Reviews docket with an attorney on a weekly basis, and as needed. Provides telephone backup to the Receptionist. Reviews and routes incoming mail. Prepares and processes outgoing mail and faxes, arranging for specialized mail or messenger services as required. Proactively demonstrates effective teamwork and provides assistance to other Assistants as time permits. Enters foreign invoices into TABS on a daily basis. Enters PTO fees or other costs into TABS as incurred. Works with Accounting staff to prepare monthly invoices for review by an attorney. Finalizes and prints invoices and forwards them to the client by appropriate means for each client. Communicates effectively with clients and with others in the Firm. Proactively anticipates the business needs of the assigned attorneys; plans ahead and meets deadlines. Other duties as assigned. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred, some colleges are required. Should have 1+ years of office experience. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite is required. The ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume environment is required. Team players with good communication skills are essential. Solid word processing/data entry skills are essential. The ability to multi-task efficiently and shift priorities as needs arise.
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Rebecca ReyesExecutive DirectorEdell, Shapiro & Finnan, LLC1901 Research BoulevardSuite 400,Rockville, MD 20850Phone: 301-424-3640Fax: 301-762-4056
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