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IP Assistant, International Department

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Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

1-2 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Mar 12,2018

Posted on

Mar 11,2018
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - General
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IP Assistant, International Department Duties: Process the filing of new foreign patent applications worldwide, i.e., EPC, PCT, National, non-convention cases. Maintain knowledge of foreign filing requirements, tax laws, renewal data, expiration data, etc. Prepare and review appropriate correspondence from foreign associates and to clients regarding new applications, formal requirements, filing details, etc. Provide follow-up service regarding due dates to clients by telephone, e-mail or letter. Responsible for certification/legalization of formal legal documents. Prepare and forward to clients, letters, patent documents, acceptance notices, filing reports, publication information, etc. Process formal documents to foreign associates. Prioritize workload to meet foreign filing deadlines and due dates. Prepare correspondence and perform clerical duties necessary to complete the foreign filing process and maintenance of foreign files through grant. Interact with staff and legal personnel on a daily basis. Maintain foreign filing docket as necessary for work assignments. Miscellaneous other duties as assigned by International Manager. Maintain a high quality work product and ability to schedule work to meet department deadlines and perform job responsibilities under pressure efficiently, productively and in a professional manner.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree preferred. 1-2 years in an IP environment or professional office environment is preferred. Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast paced environment, and be able to manage multiple tasks on a daily basis, including meeting strict deadlines. Must be detail oriented, have strong organizational, written and oral communication skills and be a team player. Critical that the ideal candidate has solid proofing skills and understands the need for producing error-free work results. Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer.

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Hiring Coordinator
Banner & Witcoff, Ltd
1100 13th Street, N.W.
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005-4051


"Good And Bad"

Current Employee - Reviewed on August 04, 2017

Be more lenient with the staff, as we are people and don't need to be treated like children to get work done. We are adults. If we spill a drink we will clean it. A little non work related conversation can go a long way for morale and our sanity.

Pros : The staff provides free bagels every Wednesday and a free lunch once a month. Pay is good and benefits are fair. All the offices work very well together.
Cons : The job is stressful and micro managed by management. We can't have food or drink at our desks and receive constant emails about how to dress. Conversations that don't pertain to work are not allowed. This job also has a high turnover rate.
Current or former employee? : Current Employee

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