Legal Secretary (Intellectual Property)
Pepper Hamilton has a full-time legal secretary position available in the Intellectual Property Department.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to opening new matters and creating files and patent prosecution folders; maintain up-to-date, orderly filing in legal and patent files and ensure that filing is accurate; patent file maintenance including counting and tracking patent claims; calendar due dates for U.S. patent prosecution matters and from Foreign Patent Associate correspondence and office actions; maintain calendar, docket and patent files; drafting, typing and/or editing correspondence, including letters reporting official patent office actions and responses; draft/prepare correspondence to foreign associates and clients; print patent docket report for attorneys, monitor due dates, and provide meaningful and timely reminders; download patents or prosecution documents from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, EP Patent Office, and WIPO Patent Office Web sites; patent searching; familiarity with U.S. and Foreign Patent Procedures; format patent applications, drawings, official responses and amendments; proofread patent applications and amendments; maintain good public relations with clients; observe confidentiality of attorney-client relationship; screen telephone calls and record messages in written and electronic form; work closely with patent attorneys, registered patent agents, and/or patent paralegals who will provide active mentoring and supervision; process expense reports and reimbursements; make travel arrangements; elite time entry and billing, and all standard legal secretary duties.
Qualifications: Must have proven patent prosecution experience, as well as superior attention to detail, patent litigation experience is a plus; strong administrative, word processing, proofreading and typing skills; ability to multi-task, work independently and thrive in a deadline-driven environment.
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|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-2799 |
Pepper Hamilton LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer interested in qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, union affiliation, disability, or any other protected status under applicable law.