Kilpatrick Townsend a large international law firm, is seeking a Case Assistant for our Intellectual Property Department in our Denver office. This position will be part of our team of attorneys, paralegals and support staff providing a high level of service to both internal and external clients. At Kilpatrick Townsend, we are one team where each person plays an integral role in serving the needs of our clients. The firm has a strong dedication to its employees, values, diversity and inclusion initiatives and commitment to the community.
Under the general supervision of department members, case assistants work as part of a team with attorneys, paralegals, secretaries, and other staff to provide patent prosecution services for clients. Principal responsibilities are to perform legal support tasks for supervising department members.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Obtain prior art documents and prepare Information Disclosure Statements for submission to PTO.
- Proofread patents and prepare initial calculation for Patent Term Adjustment.
- Assist in preparing and filing documents for submission to the USPTO and Foreign Associates.
- Assist in drafting correspondence to clients regarding status of applications and patents, including reporting Filing Receipts, Publication Notices, Notice to File Missing Parts, Missing Requirements, Office Actions, and forwarding patent certificates.
- Prepare formalities: Declaration, Power of Attorney, Assignment and forward them to client. Record Assignments with USPTO.
- Provide support to internal clients such as submitting new matter requests to NBI, preparing travel and expense reports and general coordination of staff support (deliveries, copying, word processing, etc.). May be required to provide substantive local or firm wide support in the transfer out and intake of files in accordance with established firm guidelines.
- Maintain accurate daily time records for client billing purposes.
- Familiarity with Patent Cooperative Treaty (“PCT”) and foreign priority regulations.
- Knowledge and experience with procedures and regulations of the patent prosecution process at the USPTO.
- Organize information efficiently.
- Strong orientation toward detail; excellent grammar and proofreading skills.
- Excellent organizational ability.
- Ability to prioritize work; self-starter.
- Ability to meet deadlines.
- Understanding and application of computer hardware and software products, including those specific to appropriate departments, as well as
(a) MS Office (b) Internet
- Loyalty to the interests of the Firm.
- Cooperative and flexible team-oriented attitude.
- Professional conduct.
- Courtesy in relationships with attorneys and staff.
- Initiative and responsibility in the areas of assigned work.
- Honesty, confidentiality, and ethical conduct.
This is a full-time, regular position with generous benefits. Selected applicants will be contacted. Kilpatrick Townsend is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
For more information about our firm, please visit our website at www.kilpatricktownsend.com.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex or gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.