Legal Practice Assistant - Patent Prosecution at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Full-Time

Houston, TX, USA

Not defined

23 Nov → 23 Dec

Job Description

Description & Requirements

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, an AmLaw 100 firm with more than 1,000 lawyers based in 30 US and UK offices, is seeking a Patent Prosecution Legal Practice Assistant for its Houston, TX office or Austin, TX collaborative workspace.

Responsibilities involve all aspects and interactions with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including preparing and filing non-provisional and provisional applications, divisionals, continuations, responses to office actions, and preparation and submission of associated transmittals via the electronic filing system.

Patent LPAs manage formal papers from inventors, coordinate foreign filings, Powers of Attorney, gather prior art, and prepare Information Disclosure Statements. The job involves preparation and review of the daily docket report and proactive interaction with assigned attorneys and agents. The Patent LPA is responsible for quality checking documents. Administrative tasks may include calendaring, coordination of meetings, and activities which require phone and in person client and internal contact.

A strong knowledge of USPTO rules and requirements is important and experience maintaining U.S. Patent Prosecution case files is essential. We consider knowledge of international procedures and requirements experience a plus.

We are searching for a self-starter with problem solving abilities, excellent communication and organizational skills, strong attention to detail, the ability to stay calm under pressure and set appropriate priorities. The candidate must have excellent knowledge of English grammar, proofreading and English composition skills as well as a disciplined eye for quality checking document accuracy. The candidate must have excellent computer skills and knowledge of MS Word, Windows, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

This position requires a minimum of two years of recent experience with a patent prosecution docket within a professional environment, and law firm experience is preferred. A candidate having a 4-year college degree is preferred.

Vaccination Requirements : To help promote and ensure the safety of all of our employees and the clients we serve, we strongly encourage all personnel to be up - to - date on their COVID-19 vaccination status. V accination status will be requested and will be kept confidential.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer.

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Job Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities involve all aspects and interactions with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including preparing and filing non-provisional and provisional applications, divisionals, continuations, responses to office actions, and preparation and submission of associated transmittals via the electronic filing system
  • Patent LPAs manage formal papers from inventors, coordinate foreign filings, Powers of Attorney, gather prior art, and prepare Information Disclosure Statements
  • The job involves preparation and review of the daily docket report and proactive interaction with assigned attorneys and agents
  • The Patent LPA is responsible for quality checking documents
  • Administrative tasks may include calendaring, coordination of meetings, and activities which require phone and in person client and internal contact

Requirements / Qualifications

  • A strong knowledge of USPTO rules and requirements is important and experience maintaining U.S. Patent Prosecution case files is essential

  • We are searching for a self-starter with problem solving abilities, excellent communication and organizational skills, strong attention to detail, the ability to stay calm under pressure and set appropriate priorities

  • The candidate must have excellent knowledge of English grammar, proofreading and English composition skills as well as a disciplined eye for quality checking document accuracy

  • The candidate must have excellent computer skills and knowledge of MS Word, Windows, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook

  • Vaccination Requirements : To help promote and ensure the safety of all of our employees and the clients we serve, we strongly encourage all personnel to be up - to - date on their COVID-19 vaccination status

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