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IP Legal Secretary

Job Code: 1152721
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted: 8/10/2017
Practice Area: Immigration
Employment Type: Contract

The Chicago office of Special Counsel is seeking a full time Intellectual Property Legal Secretary with a minimum of 2 years of previous IP experience.  Experience with patent and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and commercial dispute cases is required. The ideal candidate will be able to work in a diverse, fast-paced team.
• Assist attorneys in the preparation and filing documentation with the US Patent and Trademark Office and PCT filings
• Prepare new client screening applications and conflict checks
• Electronic Court filing experience with various U.S. Federal Courts
• Types correspondence, memoranda and other legal documents; drafts standard correspondence, memoranda and other documents.
• Establishes and maintains calendar and deadline reminder systems; utilizes master calendar system.
• Opens new files, requests conflict of interest checks with appropriate department and maintains all client and general files.  Conducts periodic review for possible storage of older files; prepares files to be closed.
• Processes bills; proofs billing statements; reviews and edits bills.
• Works closely with administrative support staff (word processing, receptionists, business office, etc.); proofs documents returned from word processing; insures that attorney timesheets are entered and released on a timely manner.
• Performs overload typing, filing, photocopying or other secretarial duties as time permits and as requested by other attorneys.  Also assist other secretaries with their workload as needed.
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