Stays abreast of industry best practices to proactively
recommend, develop, implement, communicate and update internal
client-specific processes, procedures, guidelines and practices to
increase efficiencies and enhance client service.
Actively stays up-to-date on all USPTO procedures, practices,
and developments to communicate and institutionalize such
throughout the firm's processes and procedures.
Communicates with USPTO, clients, attorneys, professional staff,
foreign associates and other third parties to obtain filing
instructions and manage domestic and foreign patent filings,
communications, deadlines, and client procedures.
Generates and monitors daily docket of deadlines to ensure
deadlines are met and system is properly updated; works with
docketing team to prepare status and docket reports for clients;
corresponds with foreign associates and clients regarding foreign
Assists in quality assurance review for patent filings by
noting, investigating and referring any errors or omissions to
Develops and implements client-specific quality management
plans, including documentation and training to ensure all
objectives of the firm and client are met; policies and processes
are followed; and client requirements are satisfied.
Takes an active, assertive role in projects to provide key
support in the training, work assignment, and quality control
monitoring of intellectual property professional staff.
Facilitates preparation and consistency of inventor formal
documents and process for obtaining inventor signatures for
Performs proofreading and tracking duties to ensure daily tasks
(such as filings with the USPTO or meeting client requirements) are
carried out timely and with a high level of accuracy.
Provides billing support to billing attorneys and billing &
collection team members to meet firm and client-billing
requirements (e.g., pro-forma review).
Works independently on special projects, as needed.
Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two year college or
technical school and at least two years of patent and trademark
prosecution experience; or equivalent combination of education and
Comprehensive understanding of the US and Foreign patent &
trademark lifecycles, including deadlines, patent prosecution
rules, and post-grant procedures.
Ability to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands
and priorities, work under tight deadlines, and handle multiple,
Ability to follow complex instructions and relay accurately and
concisely to team members.
Comprehensive knowledge of specific intellectual property
prosecution and client guidelines, practices and procedures.
Meticulous attention to d