Sr. Practice Assistant (2619)
The Firm is seeking a Sr. Practice Assistant in our Carmel Valley office. Primary responsibilities include reporting letters, opening new matters, creating shells for office actions, maintaining electronic files, running daily dockets for timekeepers, accessing a variety of patent databases, setting calendar alerts and tasks for timekeepers, preparing expense reimbursements, entering time and other related duties.
This position requires of 1-2 years of 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. College degree and paralegal certification are preferred.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.