Patent Legal Secretary – awesome opportunity  

Alexandria, VA

Small, state of the art boutique IP law firm is seeking an exceptional patent secretary to become part of their team.  Your duties will include:

Processing Incoming and Outgoing Client and USPTO Correspondence

Communicating with Docketing

Tracking Due Dates

“US” Patent Prosecution – New Application Typing and Formatting

“US” Patent Prosecution – Amendment Preparation and Formatting

“US Patent Prosecution – Information Disclosure Statement Research, Preparation and Assembling Attachments

“US” Patent Prosecution – Client Communication and Formalities

“International” and “PCT” Patent Prosecution – based on US first filings

“International” Patent Prosecution – instructing Foreign Associates based on PCT or direct Paris from US

“US National Stage” Patent Prosecution – based on foreign first filings received from Foreign Associates or Client international departments

“US National Stage” Patent Prosecution – based on PCT first filings

Interaction with Matter Opening / Docketing / USPTO E-Filing / File Room / Accounting

Portfolio Reporting and Maintenance Fees and Foreign Annuities

General Document Generation and Editing for Preparing USPTO Filings, Client Correspondence and Internal Forms

The firm offers a congenial work environment, an excellent administrator, great benefits and a nice
location near the King Street metro.  Salary is up to $60K.

Please have 5 plus years of relevant IP experience, strong software skills and the desire to do good work at a great firm!