Robert Half Legal PATENT LITIGATION/PROSECUTION LEGAL ASSISTANT-TOP BENEFITS! in Chicago, Illinois

Legal Assistant needed for Prosecution Support Duties. IP Legal Assistant will do the following: Advanced knowledge of patent prosecution procedures, including EFS filings on the USPTO website; Revise, format, proofread, and electronically file patent applications, amendments, extensions, Information Disclosure Statements and other filings with the USPTO; Prepare patent application figures as directed; Prepare draft responses to Office Actions; prepare items in attorneys' checklist; Revise and format Word documents containing graphics and tables; Report US and foreign Office Actions and amendment filings to clients; Monitor docket reports regarding USPTO deadlines, both domestic and foreign; Organize and ensure completeness of electronic patent prosecution files/directories; Prepare status reports and update/revise tables regarding patent transactions; Upload electronic copies of USPTO filings to client's database; Obtain copies of patents, publications, and other prior art references online; Proofread issued patents;Transcribe interview tapes; Litigation Support Duties; Revise, format, and proofread briefs and other litigation documents; Mark and run TOC/TOA in briefs and other litigation documents; Maintain correspondence and attorney working files; Prepare claim charts; Support trials - may require travel; Administrative/Other Duties: File/profile correspondence into electronic and physical files; Extensive travel arrangements, including international with complicated itineraries; Process extensive, complicated expense reports, including international travel; Enter time into Carpe Diem; Review attorney bills. If you are interested in this position, please send a copy of your resume to Claire.marshall@roberthalflegal.com and Chinetta.foster@roberthalflegal.com

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Req ID: 01300-9500276936

Functional Role: Legal Secretary

Country: USA

State: IL

City: Chicago

Postal Code: 60611

Compensation: DOE

Requirements: At least 3 years of recent, heavy patent prosecution experience, including advanced knowledge of patent prosecution procedures and EFS filing system; At least 3 years of recent litigation experience; Advanced knowledge of Word, including styles/formatting, tables, TOA/TOC; Advanced knowledge of Adobe Pro; Advanced knowledge of PowerPoint; Intermediate knowledge of Excel; Basic knowledge of Carpe Diem; Basic knowledge of IPManager; Basic knowledge of Prolaw; Exceptional proofreading skills; Organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task; Ability to remain detail oriented and positive under pressure; Reliable, dedicated, punctual. If you are interested in this position, please send a copy of your resume to Claire.marshall@roberthalflegal.com and Chinetta.foster@roberthalflegal.com