IP Legal Secretary

A Intellectual Property Legal Secretary Job is available in Chicago, Illinois courtesy of Special Counsel.  This role is a full secretarial support to three or more attorneys and/or patent agents that requires prosecution, litigation, and administration.
Responsibilities include: 

  • Revise, format, and proofread briefs and other litigation documents
  • Mark and run Table of Contents (TOC) and Table of Authorities (TOA) in briefs and other litigation documents
  • Maintain correspondence and attorney working files
  • Prepare claim charts and deposition designations
  • Support trials - may require travel and extensive stays
  • Basic knowledge of US patent prosecution procedures, including PAIR and EFS filings on the USPTO website
  • Electronically file patent applications, amendments, extensions, Information Disclosure Statements and other documents with the USPTO
  • Prepare draft responses to Office Actions and other prosecution documents
  • Report US and foreign Office Actions and amendment filings to clients
  • Monitor docket reports regarding USPTO deadlines, both domestic and foreign
  • Obtain copies of patents, publications, and other prior art references online
  • Transcribe interview tapes
Software & Skills Required 
  • Exceptional proofreading skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented and able to multi-task
  • Basic/Intermediate knowledge of Word, including styles/formatting, tables, TOA/TOC
  • Basic/Intermediate litigation experience
  • Basic knowledge of Excel
  • Basic US patent prosecution knowledge of procedures, PAIR and EFS filing system
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Pro
  • Basic knowledge of PowerPoint
  • Basic knowledge of ProLaw
If you would like to learn more about the Intellectual Property Legal Secretary Job available in Chicago, Illinois, please submit your resume below. Or you may visit our website at www.specialcounsel.com to apply and view additional opportunities.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.