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Robert Half International Patent Legal Secretary in Palo Alto, California


Experienced Patent Legal Secretary wanted for growing Silicon Valley law firm. The firm has continued to grow, with no layoffs last year and is looking to add again to their team. This is a full-time, salaried position and offers top benefits and other perks. The position will start remotely. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of patent prosecution experience.

Essential Job Requirements:

• Ability to prepare new patent applications for filing.

• Prepare responses and/or amendments to Office Actions.

• Prepare an Information Disclosure Statement (“IDS”) or Supplemental Disclosure.

• Review the attorney’s docket, provide updated information to the docket staff and reconcile as directed.

• Receive and review incoming mail; process mail.

• Maintain the calendars of all assigned attorneys and schedule meetings for attorneys.

• Assist with revising routine correspondence and documents.

• Organize and maintain electronic and paper client files.

• Enter attorneys' time.

• Assist with monthly billing.

• Prepare travel arrangements for attorneys.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

• Provide good client service by maintaining a positive and professional attitude.

• Bachelor’s degree preferred, 2-6 years of experience in patent prosecution

• Familiarity with reviewing and reconciling a patent docket.

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Salary: DOE

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Date Posted: February 23, 2021

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Reference: 00420-0011715039

Staffing Area: Legal