Patent Coordinator

Location: South San Francisco, CA
Date Posted: 10-06-2017
Day to Day Responsibilities:            
  • Duties may include word processing, copying, faxing, scanning, maintaining filing systems (including on-line filing systems), running docket reports, scheduling meetings, coordinating travel arrangements, and utilizing on-line services (document orders, shipping, office supplies, etc.).
  • Review, prioritize and flag high priority communications (emails and documentation) for timely and appropriate response.
  • Use internal contacts to provide prompt responses to inquiries from staff at all levels of the various organizations impacted by the client.
  • Timely preparation and processing of expense reports and Maintenance and retrieval of filed information and correspondence to ensure immediate access to information.
Summary:
The successful candidate will provide support to the Intellectual Property Law team by assisting with the preparation, filing (including e-filing), prosecution, and maintenance of patent applications both U.S. and Foreign countries. Candidate will also be asked to create Attorney docket reports, draft correspondence, obtain references, patents, file histories, set-up files and databases, prepare prosecution documents such as IDS, assignments, powers of attorney, prepare interference and opposition files, and proofread documents.
 
Basic Qualifications
Associate’s degree and 2 years of Legal experience
OR
High school diploma/GED and 4 years of Legal experience
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong patent practice knowledge and recent prosecution support experience in a law firm or corporate law department
  • 3+ years of experience in a law firm
  • Exceptional communication skills - oral and written
  • Excellent time management and project management skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and manage several projects simultaneously
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Resourceful, creative, flexible and team player
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