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Experienced Patent Secretary/Assistant - Work From Home

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: N/A
Location: Dallas, TX
Date posted: 09/01/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
Job Type: Full Time Employee

Benefits: Dental, Medical and Basic Life

Experienced patent secretary with 5+ years of intellectual property experience. Solid skills in patent preparation and prosecution are required. Experience with foreign prosecution a plus.

This is a great opportunity for the right person. Candidates must be professional, self motivated and disciplined, present themselves well to clients, able to work in a fast paced environment, and able to learn quickly.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

*File applications and follow-on documents with the USPTO via EFS, fax, or mail.

*Correctly calculate fees.

*Transcribe dictation as needed.

*Compose and prepare professional, confidential correspondence.

*Attorney time entry.

*Maintain confidentiality of all firm and client matters.

*Perform other duties as assigned.

*Lend support to the overall function of the firm.

*Other duties as assigned by IP Assistant Supervisor.

Successful candidates should demonstrate the following competencies:

*Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

*Keen sense of attention to detail and process orientation.

*Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments.

*Ability to work independently as well as in conjunction with the activities of others.

*Excellent organization skills.

*A collaborative, team player, ethical and adaptive nature.

*A solution oriented and strategic thinker.

*Excellent at taking ownership and being accountable.

*Understands the importance of confidentiality.

*Strong sense of respect for others.

*Computer literate. Proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office 2007 (Word and Excel) and Outlook.

*Experience with Foundation IP a plus.

A high school diploma is required.

Necessary Experience: 5+ to 7 Years
Contact: N/A

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