Intellectual Property - Legal Assistant Job Description
Munck Wilson Mandala's goals are to provide the highest-quality legal service available anywhere, to be an integral part of each of our clients’ victories, and to recruit and retain the brightest, most tenacious and successful legal talent. We develop sustained, partnering relationships with our clients, aimed at providing the best solution to our clients’ legal needs.
Our Firm is currently in the process of recruiting an IP Legal Assistant. This position will provide support in our IP Patent and Prosecution Practice for as many as four busy attorneys and/or paralegals in a highly collaborative working environment.
Preparing, finalizing and filing documents in US Patent Office in US provisional, utility, design and PCT applications (i.e., transmittals, declarations, power of attorneys, assignments, transmittals, extension of time, information disclosure statements, maintenance fee payments, etc).
Preparing and finalizing client correspondence; maintaining attorney docket for both US and foreign patent matters.
Candidate will have Patent Prosecution experience which preferably includes ThomsonReuter IP Manager and or Anaqua docketing software.
Handle administrative confidential/sensitive Firm and/or client information.
Experience & Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 5 years legal assistant experience, including at least 3 years of IP Patent Prosecution experience in a mid-large sized firm; and be proficient in legal assistant and administrative tasks including, but not limited to: document preparation, time entry, expense reimbursement, telephone contact, travel arrangements and calendar maintenance.
The candidate will have the ability to work in a high volume, high energy environment.
Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and able to provide excellent client/customer service.
Qualified candidates must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and E-Filing. Must exhibit strong typing skills and have the ability to learn and quickly become proficient in new computer software programs.
Available for some overtime is required.
Candidates should possess excellent written and oral communication, strong proofreading and organizational skills. Candidates should also be detail oriented, be able to multi-task and have the knowledge and skills necessary to prioritize the workload independently.
Must possess a team oriented mindset.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Applicants should specify position of interest on the subject line of their email and include a copy of their resume and cover letter, including salary information.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We Are The Difference
Munck Wilson Mandala handles complex trials, transactions and technology matters in courtrooms and boardrooms around the world.
Role: Intellectual Property Legal Assistant
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