Boutique patent and trademark law firm needs a talented patent prosecution secretary. You will prepare new patent applications, continuation applications, amendments, information disclosure statements and more. You will also type correspondence, legal documents and reports, proofread all work including correspondence, memoranda and other legal documents, screen telephone calls and read and sort mail. Other duties include establishing and maintaining calendar and deadline reminder systems for assigned attorneys and patent agent/law clerks utilizing master calendar system; scheduling meetings and conferences, including telephone conference calls with multiple outside parties in multiple time zones; opening new files; maintaining all client and general files, preparing files to be closed, processing bills; proofing billing sheets and reviewing and editing bills.

Qualified candidates will have 3 plus years patent prosecution experience, strong MS Office knowledge and a desire to learn more about patent prosecution.

The firm offers a generous benefits plan, a business casual work environment and a strong 401K. The salary is flexible depending upon your experience. Hours are 8:30 to 5:00.

Please send resume as a Word Attachment to bjsteffan@steffanco.com OR tkoester@steffanco.com