Robert Half Patent Litigation Secretary in Oakland, California
Robert Half is seeking a Patent Litigation Secretary for its large law firm client with an office in the East Bay (near BART / REMOTE likely for remainder of year). This position supports two IP litigation partners. Very friendly firm with good management and happy legal support teams!
The qualifications for the position are the following: 4+ years of experience as a litigation legal secretary; exposure to IP litigation is preferred (including filings with PTAB and U.S. District Courts); preparation of various pleadings including discovery, law and motion matters, and trial documents; desired knowledge of e-filing using CM/ECF and, ideally, TEAS; and adept at providing general administrative support.
The annual base salary range is $80,000 – 95,000+/yr, DOE, and the benefits offered are very generous. 37.5 hour work week. For confidential consideration, please email resume to Jon Lucchese, Vice President for Permanent Placement Services Department, at jon.lucchese‹at›roberthalf‹dot›com . Thank you!
5+ years of prior relevant experience
Proven knowledge of court filings
Solid understanding of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Civil procedure experience preferred
Comprehension of Patent - US Prov - Utility - Des - PCT
Knowledge of litigation calendar management
Wide ranging experience with patent intellectual property
Well-founded grasp of court rules
Previous experience working with civil litigation
Earlier work involving trademark intellectual property
Good understanding of IP litigation
Prior experience with trial preparation
Hands-on experience with trademark infringement
Solid understanding of USPTO filings
Assist attorneys experience
Experience with CM/ECF
Practical knowledge of e-Filing
Skills in litigation legal secretary
Quality experience with Federal rules
General familiarity with federal courts
Experience with service of process
Strong familiarity with civil litigation
Exceptional time management skills preferred
Knowledgeable about and experienced with legal correspondence and court filing procedures is a plus
Strong understanding of spreadsheets and word processing is preferred
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing effectively throughout all levels of the company
Possess adequate knowledge and understanding of local jurisdictional and federal court rules and procedures
Expertise in database management
Become part of this dynamic, growing firm and take the next step in your legal career. We want to hear from any candidates out there who are eager to work in a strong team-oriented environment.
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