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Practice Assistant, IP Patent Prosecution

Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Full-Time

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Our Austin, Texas office has an immediate need for a Practice Assistant to support the Intellectual Property team. The ideal candidate is an ambitious, self-motivated college graduate with an interest in the legal profession. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare formal documents during the various stages of the patent prosecution process
  • Prepare and oversee correspondence to clients regarding actions received from the USPTO, the International Bureau, and foreign patent offices
  • Coordinate with clients, attorneys, and paralegal regarding the filing of actions with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Correspond directly with the USPTO in the filing of actions
  • Assist in the preparation of Information Disclosure Statements
  • Maintain knowledge of domestic and foreign patent laws in order to assist paralegals and attorneys with drafting legal documents
  • Review and file both paper and electronic correspondence 
  • Assist paralegals and attorneys, as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, required
  • Must be reliable, resourceful and organized for this fast-paced position
  • Attention to detail and responsibility for your workload is critical
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Minimum 2-year commitment

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status