Primary responsibilities include Reporting Letters, opening new matters, creating shells for Office Actions, maintaining electronic and physical files, accessing a variety of patent databases, setting calendar alerts and tasks for timekeepers, preparing expense reimbursements, entering time and other related duties. There are also occasional USPTO response filings.
This position requires a minimum of one year patent prosecution experience which should include such responsibilities as managing patent dockets, handling patent searches, drafting responses to office actions and related patent prosecution tasks. The successful candidate will have excellent client service skills with superior verbal and written communication abilities. Candidates must have high technical proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office Suite, be team-oriented and, once trained, must handle multiple tasks with minimal supervision. The ability to continually pay close attention to detail and produce accurate work product are critically important in this position. The successful candidate will have work experience in an environment where outstanding interpersonal skills and top quality services were high priorities. Professional demeanor in all situations is required. College degree preferred.
Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with the California Fair Chance Act.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.