Patent Coordinator

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Date Posted: 10-13-2017
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.
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
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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