#1849 Intellectual Property – Special Projects Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Tampa

AV rated Tampa office of national law firm is immediately seeking an experienced IP Special Projects Assistant with an emphasis on providing U.S. and foreign trademark and patent support.   The ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented, motivated, proactive and a self-starter seeking to challenge him/herself and develop a career in a supportive, team oriented environment. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be able to handle large volumes of work, and will work well under tight and shifting deadlines. Communication with clients is necessary and an important responsibility.

Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Maintaining docket, including U.S. trademark and patent and PCT deadlines, patent maintenance fees, foreign patent annuities
  • Assisting IP attorneys in filing and maintaining U.S. and foreign patent, trademark, and copyright applications
  • Communicating with clients to effect assignments and other documents and filing and recording the same with the USPTO and Copyright Office
  • Obtaining inventor signatures on formal papers
  • Conducting frequent docket reviews with attorneys to assure timely filings
  • Researching foreign filing requirements and corresponding with foreign associates in connection with filing requirements and deadlines
  • Reviewing application files throughout the prosecution process and following prosecution checklists
  • Contacting USPTO and Copyright Office to follow-up or solve problems
  • Researching and analyzing corporate and/or patent and trademark law sources such as statutes, rules, judicial decisions, and legal articles

Preference will be given to candidates having:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or Paralegal Certificate
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of CPi Trademark Management System
  • Knowledge of Lexis Nexis and Westlaw

To apply for this job please visit www.infinitytalentfl.com.