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Company: McDermott, Will, and Emery

Location: Houston, TX

Date Posted: August 21, 2014

Source: McDermott, Will, and Emery

This position will handle heavy billing (reviewing, proofreading, editing) including cross checking the PTO website; docketing (US & foreign), routing matters appropriately; opening up a high volume of new client matters (US & foreign); tracking information in MS Excel; heavy proofreading of patent related documents; organize and maintain files including: patent files, client correspondence, and maintain a binder with PTO fees and contact information; Schedule travel, process expense reports, check requests and business development activity.

Requirements:
Previous IP Patent Prosecution experience
Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail
Demonstrated proficiency utilizing MS Office Suite (particularly MS Excel) and online databases
Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal
Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills
Self-motivated and able to effectively utilize time and resources; ability to work in a high volume fast paced environment
Client service/customer satisfaction oriented
McDermott Will & Emery is an Equal Opportunity and an Affirmative Action Employer (minority, female, disability ...

This position will handle heavy billing (reviewing, proofreading, editing) including cross checking the PTO website; docketing (US & foreign), routing matters appropriately; opening up a high volume of new client matters (US & foreign); tracking information in MS Excel; heavy proofreading of patent related documents; organize and maintain files including: patent files, client correspondence, and maintain a binder with PTO fees and contact information; Schedule travel, process expense reports, check requests and business development activity.

Requirements:
Previous IP Patent Prosecution experience
Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail
Demonstrated proficiency utilizing MS Office Suite (particularly MS Excel) and online databases
Excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and non-verbal
Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills
Self-motivated and able to effectively utilize time and resources; ability to work in a high volume fast paced environment
Client service/customer satisfaction oriented
McDermott Will & Emery is an Equal Opportunity and an Affirmative Action Employer (minority, female, disability,veteran)

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