Legal Patent Assistant (Billable)

Up to $70k base and paid overtime

This is a hybrid position consisting of patent prosecution secretarial work and paralegal work with a 1450 to 1600 billable hour requirement which has been met and succeeded for the past several years supporting the managing partner of the IP practice who can be very demanding of time expects perfect in a final work product.
One of the world’s premier IP and GP law firms with locations in DC and all over the world seeks a very rare individual to be a billable patent secretary and paralegal report to one of the best and most demanding IP departments in the City. To be successful in this position you must bring your A game every day, think ahead and anticipate their needs, produce a flawless work product, be available to work overtime and some weekends.

You will be responsible for assisting professionals. You must possess a mastery of office skills, demonstrate the ability to assume responsibility without direct supervision, exercise initiative and judgment and makes decisions within the scope of assigned authority. You will encourage cooperation and teamwork to benefit the Firm. You will maintain an orderly work flow through communication, organization and prioritization. Prepare and file applications and responses with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Monitor and clear daily/weekly docket, maintain IP Files; Interaction with clients and other professionals within the Firm. Coordinate client retainer agreements, billing and collections. Maintain attorneys’ schedules, calendars and client meetings. Coordinate travel arrangements, maintain attorneys’ Firm-related expenses and coordinate entry of attorneys’ time sheets. You must be able to do research, write and present ideas and join attorneys in court if necessary.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have great tenure, 3-20 years of patent prosecution secretarial experience as well as Paralegal, Legal Assistant or other billable work. 50+ wpm typing, knowledge of MS Office, CPA, CPi, iManage, InProtech and/or PATTSY and other equivalent software systems. You must be able to work an average of 1-10 hours a week and some weekends to be considered.

This firm offers some of the most incredible benefits, 9-5:30 hours, $60,000 – 70,000 with 401k, tremendous firm culture and location at Farragut West or North.

Please email your resume as a Word attachment to be considered