Job Details

Legal Assistant

Company name

Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Oct 21, 2020

Posted on

Aug 19, 2020

Years of Experience

2-3 yrs required


Atlanta, GA, United States


Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property
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Thomas | Horstemeyer, a boutique intellectual property law firm in Atlanta, is seeking an experienced legal assistant.  This position will be responsible for assisting attorneys and other IP professionals with the preparation, prosecution and maintenance of US patents and trademarks, and providing general intellectual property support for our clients.


Detailed Job Description:

  • Assist in filing of US patent applications and responses, including preparation of required filing documents
  • Support attorneys with development and management of IP portfolio
  • Prepare “shell” response documents for attorneys to complete
  • Draft detailed reporting letters to clients regarding status of applications and patents
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy files for various prosecution matters
  • Ensure emails, letters and documents are properly stored in the firm’s document management systems
  • Monitor docket for assigned matters and communicate with appropriate attorneys and team members to ensure deadlines are met
  • Prepare and maintain spreadsheets of clients’ intellectual property portfolios
  • Provide back-up support to team and department for coverage and assistance as needed


Skills Required:

  • At least 2-3 years’ experience as a legal assistant in a law firm.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detailed oriented with the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to be a team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filing system, Adobe, file management software, docketing software (e.g., CPI/CPA), and other technology


Salary is commensurate with experience

Company info

Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP

Company Profile

Thomas | Horstemeyer is a premier IP law firm that serves clients all over the world. We develop our clients’ IP portfolios and assist them with enforcing their IP rights in a collegial, fast-paced environment. We are always seeking qualified candidates to join our team.

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