Ref ID: 00420-0011884054
Classification: Legal Assistant
A leading international law firm is looking for a Patent Coordinator to join their team in a permanent role. This will be a full-time, salaried position and eventually sit out of the firms Palo Alto office. The position may allow for 1-2 days of remote work and offers medical and retirement benefits and a 401k. The Patent Assistant is responsible for assisting a team of attorneys, patent agents, and legal practice assistants. The job involves preparing file openings, preparing Information Disclosure Statements (IDS), handling foreign office actions, reviewing cited art, researching pending U.S. matters, preparing supplemental IDS in U.S. cases, preparing reporting letters, and coordinating declarations. Other tasks may include maintaining files, assisting with forms, proofing patents, communicating with clients regarding status of U.S. assignment documents and U.S. Declarations, updating case spreadsheets, handling assignment recordation, preparing agreements, paying issue fees, reporting out Notice of Allowances, reporting out payments, divisional letters, and file continuations, preparing granted patent letters to clients and foreign associates, and track prior art. Administrative tasks may include entering billable time, assisting attorneys with pre-bills, entering expense reimbursements.