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Bookoff McAndrews (BoMc) is seeking a Patent Specialist with 2-6 years of experience to join our firm’s patent specialist team. Like many “patent paralegal” or “patent legal secretary” positions, this position will provide administrative support to a small team of attorneys (around four).

Specific Duties

The Patent Specialist’s primary responsibilities will be to perform all tasks to support assigned patent attorneys including:

  • using the firm’s software tools to prepare USPTO patent prosecution forms, drafting Office Action “shells,” and other patent office e-filings;
  • uploading, verifying accuracy, and submitting USPTO e-filings via EFS;
  • preparing and e-filing PCT applications in the USPTO via EFS;
  • recording assignments using USPTO’s EPAS system;
  • maintaining accurate patent files in the firm’s electronic document management system (currently Worldox);
  • drafting, revising, and sending routine client correspondence and reporting e-mails;
  • proofreading all filings and correspondence for spelling, content, punctuation, and grammar;
  • pre-processing, flagging, and clearing tasks on assigned attorneys’ dockets; and
  • interacting effectively with other departments to support assigned attorneys.

In addition, the Patent Specialist will generally support the firm’s patent practice by:

  • assisting with updating and improving the firm’s patent administrative processes, procedures, and forms;
  • assisting with implementing and refining the firm’s use of new software and web-based tools;
  • periodically assisting with overflow work from other patent specialists;
  • periodically assisting other attorney-specialist pairings with special projects; and
  • periodically assisting with large file transfer, assignment, and/or power of attorney projects.

About You

  • At least two years of recent patent legal secretarial experience in a law firm setting.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, typing at 65+ WPM, and impeccable attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task, manage multiple priorities, and work in a team environment.
  • Preferred experience with Foundation IP, AppColl, Worldox, and/or Anaqua.
  • Positive attitude toward client service and support of assigned attorneys.
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced office environment during “core” business hours.
  • Self-starter with commitment to success and personal professional growth.
  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal and professional service skills (written and verbal).
  • Enjoy being involved in all aspects of a growing and changing law firm environment.

About BoMc

We are a dedicated and friendly team who enjoys our work. It shows in the quality of our work and it’s recognized. Vault.com named us the #1 Best Midsize Firm to Work For in 2022, which includes #1 rankings across key benchmarks for “diversity,” “satisfaction,” “firm culture,” and “quality of work.” We offer:

  • competitive compensation and benefits;
  • a respectful, collegial environment centered around diversity, teamwork, trust, and humility;
  • flexible arrival/departure times around “core” business hours;
  • modern and comfortable office space convenient to three Metro Stations;
  • smart-casual dress code;
  • regular firm outings and events; and
  • staff appreciation activities.

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