Patent Assistant (Utah)
Company: Lowenstein Sandler
Posted on: February 16, 2020
Requisition Number 20-0004 Post Date 1/31/2020 Title Patent
Assistant (Utah) City Centerville State UT Description Lowenstein
Sandler is one of the most sophisticated law firms in the United
States, with over 300 lawyers and 300 business services
professionals serving clients from offices in New York, New Jersey,
Palo Alto, Washington, DC, and Utah. We recruit candidates
who seek a collaborative, entrepreneurial culture that prioritizes
our clients, our colleagues, and the communities where we work and
live. Committed to career development and to a diverse and
inclusive workplace, the firm offers many programs and
for personal and professional growth. We seek professionals for our
business services group who share these values.
Reports to: Office Administrator - Palo Alto, CA
Position Summary / Overview:
This position provides support to members of the patent group,
including attorneys, agents, Case Managers and secretaries by
performing essential duties and responsibilities which include the
Essential Job Requirements:
--- Assist with preparing Information Disclosure Statement (IDS)
and maintaining references.
--- Assist with preparing Office Action responses.
--- Assist with preparing and forwarding client communications,
including letters, emails, etc.
--- Review official filing receipt and request corrected filing
receipt, as needed.
--- Prepare formal documents, such as Power of Attorney, Assignment
and Declaration forms, follow-up with inventors to ensure timely
receipt executed formal documents and submit to the USPTO.
--- Assist with uploading documents to Lecorpio, Anaqua, etc.
(client databases) in a timely fashion, and ensure that information
and/or documents are uploaded accurately.
--- Assist with reviewing issued patents.
--- Operate office equipment such as printers, photocopying
machines and PDF scanners.
--- Maintain skills necessary to function effectively and meet all
expectations of the role, including the basic functions of core
--- Prepare and submit expense reports.
--- Clarify tasks; confirm understanding.
--- Assist with projects, as needed.
--- Accept change and work to incorporate change into daily work
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
--- 0-2 years of administrative experience (patent prosecution
experience and/or law firm experience is a plus).
--- Provide good client service by maintaining a positive and
professional attitude as well as positive and cooperative
relationship with legal staff, peers and administrators, as well as
when interacting by phone or in person with the firm's clients and
--- Have some familiarity and working knowledge of web based
software products and/or services, such as G cloud storage (e.g.,
similar to Drop Box, Google Drive).
--- May have some knowledge of the CFR, MPEP and other
patent-related laws and regulations.
--- May have some knowledge of the Patent Application Information
retrieval System (PAIR), Electronic Filing System (EFS), Electronic
Patent Assignment System (EPAS).
--- Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, docket
software, database management and contact management.
--- Provides high-level client service by possessing and utilizing
strong telephone and interpersonal skills with legal staff, peers
and administrators, as well as the firm's clients.
--- Exhibits effective communication skills by demonstrating tact,
diplomacy and discretion when presenting information and responding
to questions from clients, attorneys, managers, etc.
--- Works to efficiently to produce work product with a high level
of attention to detail; reviews and proofreads documents for
grammar, spelling, readability, etc.
--- Accurate spelling, punctuation, sentence structure and
--- Organizes and expresses ideas concisely, timely and
constructively (verbal or written); demonstrates effective
--- Demonstrate a professional demeanor at all times. Exhibit a
desire to team with support staff, peers, attorneys and
--- Effectively balances multiple, ever-changing objectives,
deadlines and priorities.
--- Maintain reliable attendance record and punctuality.
--- Leverages the firm's tools, technology or resources to complete
tasks efficiently, and encourages and helps other to do the
--- Demonstrate willingness to undertake additional
responsibilities and assist others when requested.
--- All other duties as assigned.
Office Location: Centerville, Utah
Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Amount of Travel Required: None
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibility
required by the employee.
Lowenstein Sandler is not accepting resumes from search firms for
this position. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted
by search firms are to be deemed the sole property of Lowenstein
Sandler, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate
is hired by Lowenstein Sandler as a result of the referral.
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