Patent Legal Assistant

  • Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Category
    Legal Support Personnel - Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant
  • Contract Type
    Direct Hire
  • Reference

Special Counsel is recruiting a Patent Legal Assistant for a Cleveland law firm.  Competitive salary and benefits package. 


  • Assist with all procedural aspects of patent prosecution including preparing shells for, and filing applications, responses, IDSs, transmittal documents, etc.; collaborate with attorneys and paralegals as needed.
  • Assist in drafting correspondence to clients regarding the status of applications and patents. Review and manage files and docket for deadlines, understand docket deadlines and action needed on each file; prepare shell prosecution documents.
  • Electronic filing with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Act as a point of contact for the clients, ensuring accuracy and completeness of information.
  • Assist with client invoice review, edits, and finalization.
  • Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and other software including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, timekeeping software, Adobe Acrobat
  • Familiarity with USPTO procedures, rules and requirements; knowledge of U.S. and PCT patent rules and procedures.
  • Understand lifecycle of patent applications from pre-filing stages, to prosecution, onto issuance.
  • Would you like to learn more about the Patent Legal Assistant position that Special Counsel is recruiting for in Cleveland, Ohio?  If so, then please submit your resume below.  Or, visit our website at to apply or consider other available opportunities with us

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