Paralegal Assistant

The Paralegal Assistant role is a great opportunity for individuals looking to break into patent law. In this position the individual will provide administrative support to the International Filing Department and Trademark Department.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Trademark Department:

  • Assisting with photocopying, faxing, Fedexing and mailing of correspondence and foreign applications to the USPTO, foreign associates and clients
  • Assisting with scanning of specimens and/or creation of digital photos of specimens
  • Providing Physical File management - locating Trademark files from offsite storage, central files, attorneys, etc.; boxing and sending Abandoned, Registered and Renewed Trademark files to storage
  • Monitoring the Trademark paralegal docket for renewal due dates
  • Maintaining the database with maintenance and clean-up
  • Creating Files as requested

International Filing Department:

  • Distributing daily departmental mail
  • Filing of department paperwork
  • Re-shelving of physical files
  • Restocking of departmental supplies
  • Forwarding of copies of departmental correspondence to respective attorneys
  • Providing back-up coverage to other assistants as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS/BA or equivalent experience required
  • Must be able to work as a team member
  • Must be attentive to detail
  • Able to prioritize tasks, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Must possess competency in MS Office applications
  • Willingness to take on additional tasks