Senior Patent Secretary
Up to $90k base and $40,000-$50,000 in paid overtime


This job is for someone who can and will commit their work and free time to this attorney and their practice.  There will be personal work as well which is part of the job. One of the world’s premier IP and P law firms with locations in DC and all over the world seeks a very rare individual to be a senior patent secretary and report to one of the best and most demanding PhD/attorneys 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 up to 15 hours a week of overtime (weekends too) and oversee the other staff’s workflow. You will be responsible for assisting the head of the department and other 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.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have great tenure, 3-20 years of patent prosecution secretarial experience, 50+ wpm typing, knowledge of MS Office, CPA, CPi,  InProtech and/or PATTSY and other equivalent software systems.  You must be able to work an average of 15 hours a week and some weekends to be considered.  This firm offers some of the most incredible benefits, 9-5:30 hours, $65,000 – 90,000 with $40,000- $50,000 in paid overtime.  401k, tremendous firm culture and location at Farragut West or North. Please email your resume as a Word attachment to be considered