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Patent Prosecution Legal Assistant

Company name

Merchant & Gould, P.C.

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Minneapolis, MN

Posted on

Jan 12,2018
Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent General
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Patent Prosecution Legal Assistant The candidate will be working collaboratively with the client team members, provide administrative assistance to attorneys in relation to a specific client in prosecuting patent applications in the United States. Reviews all incoming correspondence from foreign associates for essential docketing and for responses due. Assists with drafting reporting letters to foreign associates for upcoming deadlines. Reviews and reports out client related U.S. Patent and Trademark Office formalities including Filing Receipt, Publications and Letters Patent. Reviews and processes all incoming correspondence from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and confirms docketed properly. Assists with invoicing client in relation to items filed with the U.S. Patent Office including mailing copies of the response. Assists with the creation of docket reports, annuity reports, and billing reports. Assists with the collection of information required for monthly budgeting reports. Assists with the input of information into Legal Tracker. Prepares formal documents and sends to client for execution. Maintains on-going list of documents that have been received and follows up with client regarding missing documents. Assists with the preparation and filing of patent prosecution related documents with the USPTO (IDS’s, Issue Fees, Terminal Disclaimers, etc.). Records assignments with U.S. Patent Office for executed assignments received. On-going verbal and written communication with attorneys, legal assistants and client. Other tasks and projects as may be assigned. BA degree and/or paralegal certificate or relevant experience is preferred. Should have 5+ years of patent prosecution experience. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite required. Experience with Anaqua is a plus.

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Hiring Coordinator
Merchant & Gould, P.C.
80 South Eighth Street
3200 IDS Center
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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