Remote Patent Prosecution Legal Assistant – Secretary

Work fully remotely as long as you are in CA, CO, AZ, or TX. Flextime starts at 8:30, 9, or 9:30 and ends at 5, 5:30, or 6 pm; hours may be adjusted for time zone. 

$80,000-$110,000, depending on location, legal experience, and education.

The firm has outstanding benefits, and you will work with dynamic and well-respected Patent lawyers in CA and other cities in the US.  

Solid knowledge of state e-filing procedures and federal e-filing procedures is required.

This firm has one of the world’s most robust integrated legal practices, with 45 offices worldwide. The firm is renowned for its local connections and global influence, delivering comprehensive legal services worldwide.

The firm seeks a legal assistant/secretary to join their Patent (IP) practice group.  You will support 5 attorneys who work in the firm’s San Francisco office and other offices within the US.

Please have 3+ years of experience as a patent secretary, patent legal assistant, or patent paralegal working in IP law in a law firm.

Essential Job Functions:    

  • Prepare U.S. patent applications, amendments, and other legal documents for e-filing and reporting.
  • Prepare reporting letters to the client for review by the timekeepers.
  • Prepare expense reports for timekeepers.
  • Work with Firm Travel to coordinate timekeeper travel arrangements.
  • Correspond directly with clients as requested.

Knowledge and Skills Required:  

  • HS Diploma required; A bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • 3+ years of patent application filing and prosecution experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows 10 and Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in document management software, preferably iManage.
  • Available for paid overtime.


37.5-hour workweek, paid overtime, very stable and growing, fantastic healthcare benefits, dental, vision, STD, LTD, 20 days PTO, ten holidays, 401k, and a very social, open, diverse firm culture