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Robert Half Patent Secretary in San Francisco, California


A large firm providing global services is looking for a Patent Secretary to sit in their San Francisco office. This hybrid position offers excellent benefits and a unique working environment predicated on collaboration amongst colleagues and clients.


  • Process new client/matter requests, client bills, time reports and expense reports

  • Perform word processing of drafts, revisions and final documents for client-related matters

  • Proofread and redline work for accuracy

  • Prepare of prosecution filings for review and approval by attorneys/agents

  • File of all Foreign/U.S. applications

  • Drafts briefs and motions

  • Calendars deadlines associated with federal and state rules of procedure

  • Maintains dockets of cases for attorneys

  • Coordinates meetings and appointments as requested

  • Keeps appointment calendar for attorney (including hearings, court appearances and other commitments



  • 3+ years patent prosecution experience, within a law firm

  • US and foreign patent prosecution experience

  • Strong familiarity with legal terminology related to Intellectual Property (IP)

  • Knowledgeable in IP related technologies or similar technologies

  • Experience assisting with state and federal filings including e-filing

  • Prior experience supporting more than one attorney

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