Senior Practice Assistant (2616)
Pillsbury is seeking a Senior Practice Assistant in our San Diego North County office. Primary responsibilities will include assisting with patent maintenance notifications and patent expirations, processing of foreign associate invoices, running daily dockets of patent attorneys, preparing status reports for clients. Other responsibilities will include preparing expense reports, check requests, setting up new matters, attorney time entry, maintaining electronic files and other duties as assigned.
This position requires at least one year patent prosecution experience which should include such responsibilities as managing patent dockets, handling patent searches, drafting responses to office actions and related patent prosecution tasks. The successful candidate will have excellent client service skills with superior verbal and written communication abilities. Candidates must have high technical proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office Suite, be team oriented and, once trained, must handle multiple tasks with minimal supervision. The ability to continually pay close attention to detail and produce accurate work product are critically important in this position. The successful candidate will have work experience in an environment where outstanding interpersonal skills and top quality services were high priorities. Professional demeanor in all situations is required. Our culture includes business casual attire. High school diploma required; college degree, paralegal certifications are preferred.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is and Equal Opportunity Employer.