Practice Group Assistant

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati - San Diego, CA4.1

30+ days ago
New locations. New business ventures. New career opportunities. Working at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a challenging and rewarding experience. Our firm is recognized as the leader in providing legal and business advice to technology and growth companies at all stages of development. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional growth and exploration.

The San Diego office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is looking for a Patent Practice Group Assistant (patent secretary) for our IP - Patents & Innovations group in the area of biotech. This position offers a range of responsibilities related to patent prosecution. Candidates must have a working knowledge of the patent prosecution process, have the ability to generate formal USPTO documents, prepare shell responses, and have experience e-filing applications and generating reporting letters. Candidates should also be familiar with generating reports from CPI and utilizing the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Application Information Retrieval system. Strong organizational skills are required to manage all aspects of the practice, including keeping the attorneys and patent agents on track through overseeing the docket and taking a proactive approach. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are a must, along with strong computer skills and superior attention to detail. A minimum of three years' experience in a Patent Assistant role is required. Occasional overtime work may be necessary.

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package.