Job Details

Legal Assistant - Patent

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Oct 14,2019

Valid Through

Jan 27,2020

Posted on

Sep 25,2019

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Seattle, WA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent General
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Trademark/Copyright
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Legal Assistant - Patent (Part-Time)
Duties: Prepare Patent Filings with the USPTO. Demonstrate experience with AIA procedures with the USPTO. Demonstrate experience with client special requests and client communication. Maintain and keep attorney advised of docket and upcoming due dates. Prepare high volume of correspondence, memoranda, agreements, and other legal documents under time sensitive deadlines. Maintain correspondence and other legal document files electronically. Make arrangements for messenger, postal, fax, or courier service. Schedule appointments and maintain calendars. Review and finalize monthly billings. High level of proofreading and documents edits. Provide assistance to other attorneys and staff on other projects as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: 3+ years’ experience in patent prosecution. Strong word processing and computer skills; solid working knowledge of MS Word and MS Outlook required, experience with all MS Office products preferred. Ability to type 50 wpm on word processing equipment with a high degree of accuracy. Excellent transcription, grammar, and proofreading skills. Ability to work independently without regular supervision. Ability to communicate orally in a professional, courteous manner with clients, firm members, and other business contacts. Willingness to work in a team-oriented, service environment. Ability to organize assignments, work under pressure and meet deadlines. High degree of attention to detail. Willingness to work extended or flexible hours in urgencies preferred.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1201 Third Avenue
Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101-3045


"Great Place to Work - Staff"

Current Employee - Reviewed on June 05, 2019

Let more staff members work remotely on occasion. Continue innovative approach.

Pros : Innovative firm that focuses on diversity & inclusion. Good opportunities for advancement and professional development. Brilliant people who are also very down to earth. Although I'm on the staff side of things, I feel like a valued part of the team and that my voice is heard.
Cons : Sometimes departments don't communicate with other departments, not a big issue but just an area of improvement.
Approve of the CEO[?] : Yes
Recommend this employer to a friend? : Yes
Business outlook for the next 6 months? : up
Current or former employee? : Current Employee
Job type : Full time

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