Patent Legal Assistant - Alexandra, VA
Alexandria, VA 22314
Patent Legal Assistant - Review, process and file new National Phase, Bypass Continuation and Utility applications to include complete review of client correspondence, identification of missing documents, preparation of formal documents such as Declarations or Substitute Statements.
Review and process all associated formalities after filing of new applications to include Official Filings Receipts, Notices of Publication, Office Actions, responses to Missing Parts, Issue Notifications and Letters Patent.
Prepare and e-file Supplemental ADSs, Declarations, Assignments, Translations of Specifications, previously prepared Preliminary Amendments, Requests for Corrected Official Filing Receipts, Certificates of Correction as needed.
Prepare and e-file Information Disclosure Statements to include determining whether fees or certification are required.
Review and process Notices of Allowance to include a complete review of the entire history of the application to verify that there are no outstanding issues that need to be addressed and that all appropriate documents such as Assignments, Declarations, Priority Documents etc. Have been filed. Verify that all information such as inventor information, Applicant information and Application information is correct by comparing it to documents previously filed. Verify that all Information Disclosure Statements have been considered and that current/allowed claims are correct.
Prepare and e-file payment of the Issue Fee along with any other required documents.
Prepare various reporting letters to include preparation of billing sheets and drafting of basic client correspondence requesting any missing items or to clarify any discrepancies.
Bachelor's degree preferred or combination of work experience and education equivalent.
Advanced understanding of Patent Prosecution required.
Must have excellent attention to detail, type approximately 35-40 wpm and have keen organizational skills.
Must be able to work independently in an electronic environment including manipulation of documents, running reports, creating correspondence and filings, uploading and downloading documents from electronic sources including the Patent Office website and the firm s document management system.
Salary Range $65, 000.00 to $75, 000.00 BOE