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Patent Legal Assistant for IP Law Firm - legal/paralegal - job employment

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City: Orange county
Date: 06 Dec 2017
Category: legal / paralegal

ABOUT US: We are a full-service intellectual property law firm with over 30 intellectual property attorneys. We are committed to helping our clients obtain and protect the rights to their innovative ideas and intellectual property portfolios. Our clients include small start-up ventures, individual inventors, and Fortune 500 companies. We represent clients across a wide variety of industries, including software, engineering, electrical, telecommunications, internet, medical devices, and computer technologies.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: We are seeking a full-time Patent Legal Assistant to start immediately. It is important that you understand patent deadlines, are highly computer savvy (experience with telecommuting would be a plus), energetic, easy-going, and flexible. We are looking for someone that pays attention to detail, is able to multi-task, can handle a variety of attorney personalities and adjust their style of work accordingly, and generally requires little supervision. This position is 100% telecommute. You must provide your own computer and a stable internet connection. Full-time hours are Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm PST (non-negotiable). Salary is $40,000 - $48,000 yearly (non-negotiable). If neither the hours or the salary range are acceptable for you, please do not apply. Thank you.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Answering phones
· Drafting and filing formal patent documents or administrative responses (missing parts, entity status change, issue fee payments, etc.) through EFS and ePCT
· Corresponding with foreign counsels and foreign patent offices
· Docketing (Pattsy)
· Sending out task reminders/appointments/meetings (Microsoft Outlook)
· Following up with attorneys
· Inputting official fees and time entries and generating invoices (QuickBooks)
· Running accounting reports for A/R
· Otherwise assisting in other administrative tasks to ensure a smooth office workflow

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
· B.A./B.S. degree or similar preferred
· Experience handling administrative actions in patent applications
· At least 1 year of intellectual property law office experience in a similar position
· Familiarity entering time/bills and invoicing in QuickBooks (or similar program)
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