Patent Legal Secretary

Ice Miller   •  

Indianapolis, IN

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

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5 - 7 years

Posted 112 days ago

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Job Description: The Patent Legal Secretary will be responsible for assisting legal personnel in the performance of complex and specialized duties relating to all aspects of the patent prosecution process. This person must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with time-sensitive materials, and maintain strict confidentiality due to the nature of the position.

Essential Job Duties:
•Assist with preparing applications, responses, and other patent prosecution documents, in a timely manner, for filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
•Monitor and manage large patent docket of U.S. cases
•File and maintain patent applications with the USPTO
•Correspond with clients and manage client requests
•Compose correspondence, reports, memoranda, and legal documents
•Manage attorney calendars using Outlook and complex meeting planning
•Coordinate travel arrangements
•Report filings to clients
•Read and route mail
•Maintain patent files
•Answer and direct phone calls as needed
•Ensure client requests and deadlines are addressed
•Compile data and research as requested

Minimum Requirements:
•Five years of experience in patent prosecution support required
•Higher education or coursework related to the legal field preferred
•Exceptional written and oral communication skills
•Excellent clerical skills and knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation
•Exceptional customer service skills in person, over the phone and via email
•Exceptional attention to detail and ability to work independently and proactively
•Computer proficient, intermediate or advanced experience using Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
•Must be able to perform all essential duties