Legal Assistant

Hershkovitz & Associates is seeking a Legal Assistant with a minimum of two years’ experience working on patent prosecution matters in a law firm setting.

Job Description:

  • Support patent attorneys and agents in all aspects of U.S. and foreign patent prosecution
  • Prepare and file various documents with the USPTO via the Electronic Filing System and PAIR
  • Prepare draft amendments, letters and other correspondence for reporting PTO correspondence to clients; proofread and review documents for accuracy of data and content
  • Prepare and send client billing and debit notes
  • Access the USPTO and WIPO databases to obtain a variety of information, such as application status, chain of title, maintenance fees, etc.
  • Print patents for attorneys as necessary
  • Communicate with docketing personnel regarding daily filings and new matters
  • Assist with legal research
  • Review and organize case files
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned

 Requirements:

  • Thorough knowledge of USPTO patent prosecution rules and practices; with knowledge of foreign and PCT patents a plus
  • USPTO patent filing experience, including knowledge of EFS and PAIR
  • Ability to conduct Internet research, access and utilize a wide range of electronic databases, and summarize and communicate findings
  • Knowledge of docketing procedures
  • Experience using QuickBooks or other online billing software a plus
  • Strong computer skills for document production, including proficiency with Windows and Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, and Excel)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent spelling, grammar, and proofreading skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize, organize, and coordinate projects
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and work well under pressure
  • Willingness to assist with administrative tasks as needed
  • Korean language fluency a plus

Benefits include free parking, paid time off, health insurance and 401(k) savings plan.

To apply, send resume and cover letter via email to recruiting@hershkovitz.net.