LHH has partnered with a large law firm to fill their Legal Secretary role in the Intellectual Property Department in their San Diego Office. Our client is seeking an Legal Secretary interested in a full–time, permanent job opportunity!
• Reviewing and processing incoming postal/electronic mail, both foreign and domestic, received from the USPTO and foreign associates.
• Ensuring the accurate recording and proper docketing of deadlines by reviewing relevant information.
• Monitoring the daily docket to ensure the timely completion and filing of all deadlines.
• Making correct updates in the file, docketing system, client database, and ensuring the inclusion of all pertinent information in the appropriate documents.
• Generating docket reports and preparing client reports.
• Preparing correspondences and responses for mailing, faxing, courier, or FedEx, including the certificate of mailing, document copying, and filing, following client instructions and protocols.
• Managing calendars and scheduling conference calls and meetings.
• Conducting research using various databases and obtaining requested document copies.
• Preparing trademark applications, responses, cancellations/oppositions, ensuring proper preparation and filing with the USPTO.
• Drafting pleadings and filings for Federal Courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
• Creating various legal documents related to intellectual property, such as assignments/transfers, software licenses, non–disclosure agreements, etc.
• Performing secretarial tasks associated with administrative functions, including processing new client/matter requests, client bills, and expense reports.
• Reviewing and coordinating attorney billings.
• Completing other tasks as assigned to fulfill the requirements of the position.
Experience and Qualifications
• A bachelor's degree preferred.
• A minimum of three years as a Legal Secretary with experience in trademarks
• Proactive and efficient in managing dockets, correspondences, and trademark filings.
• Current knowledge of E–filing systems, including USPTO, WIPO, and Federal Courts.
• Current knowledge of PTO rules and procedures.
• The ability to prioritize workloads, multitask, and successfully shift priorities.
Pay Details: $65,000.00 to $85,000.00 PER YEAR
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