Clark+Elbing is a top-tier intellectual property (IP) law firm focused on protecting and promoting innovations in life science, chemistry, devices, and diagnostics. Founded in 1996 by a group with a shared passion for science, our firm has a long-held reputation as a premier law firm for patents. We are proud to offer a robust team of IP attorneys with advanced degrees in science who are supported by a group of Ph.D.’s who are at the forefront of scientific innovation.
Clark+Elbing represents clients at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological innovation. From universities, medical centers, and companies of all sizes to the investors who back them, we represent leaders in their respective fields. Our practice encompasses intellectual property in the areas of life science, chemistry, devices, and diagnostics.
Clark+Elbing has an opening for an experienced (1-3 years) IP Assistant/Paralegal. We offer training, support and a great culture. We are looking for someone who values a positive working environment and opportunities to grow.
NO phone calls or agencies, please. Qualified candidates MUST submit both a cover letter and a current resume.
Responsibilities May Include
- Prepare patent documents for filing with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
- Draft routine correspondence for reporting to clients
- Maintain client files, including file openings, file applications, responses, etc.
- Handle incoming electronic communications on behalf of the attorneys and be able to prioritize for them as well as respond appropriately on behalf of the attorneys
- Be responsible for calendar/docket management for the assigned legal staff
- Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow through on issues in a timely manner
- Proofread and edit various legal documents
- Provide back-up support at reception
- Make copies, fax documents and pull files as necessary
- Assist with other tasks as requested by the Legal Support Staff Supervisor
Skill & Ability Requirements
- Possess a high degree of accuracy and meticulous attention to detail
- Able to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
- Be a team player and be proactive
- Have excellent organizational skills and proven reliability
- Have excellent communication and writing skills
- Highly proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, IPDAS, PDF, DMS and CPI.
- Four-year college degree with minimum of cum laude designation preferred
- 1-3 years prior patent prosecution experience required
NO phone calls or agencies, please.