IP Specialist

Chicago, Illinois
Salary negotiable based on experience
May 07, 2024
Jun 06, 2024
Legal Specialist
Contract Type

At Seyfarth, we understand that great people are the key to our success, and we provide the opportunities to match. If you join us, you’ll work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional development. If you want the freedom to grow at a firm that is invested in your future, keep reading.



As an IP Specialist, you will provide support to patent attorneys and/or designated team members in rendering legal services to clients.  You will assist in procedural and substantive matters regarding U.S. and foreign patents and patent matters.



  • Prepare US patent application and prosecution documents for filing at the US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Assist with patent Docket Management using CPI web-based software
  • Compose correspondence, reports, memoranda, audit responses, and legal documents for clients and Firm attorneys
  • Coordinate with Records Management for proper organization and maintenance of client files
  • Coordinate with vendors
  • Calendar management using Outlook and complex meeting planning
  • Coordinate travel arrangements
  • Open, close and manage client matters and submit conflict checks
  • Assist with Time Entry and Billing
  • Other duties and projects, as assigned



  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Experience
  • A minimum of 3 years of USPTO filing experience required.
  • Experience using IP legal databases a plus.
  • Experience using docketing software a plus.
  • Experience with CPI and Maxval a plus.
  • Strong client service skills
  • Ability to work under deadlines and prioritize responsibilities
  • Knowledge of US patent procedures, filings and requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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