Robert Half Legal IP Legal Secretary in DALLAS, Texas

IP Floater Legal Secretary - upper 50s/low 60s salary. 5-7 years experience. Very busy desk. Must have good typing skills. Must have specific patent prosecution experience. Revisions, prep files, travel, phones, POA. o Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing, finalizing and filing documents in US Patent Office in US provisional, utility, design and PCT applications (i.e., transmittals, declarations, power of attorneys, assignments, transmittals, extension of time, information disclosure statements, maintenance fee payments, etc).

  • Preparing and finalizing client correspondence; maintaining attorney docket for both US and foreign patent matters.

  • Candidate will have Patent Prosecution experience which preferably includes ThomsonReuter IP Manager docketing software.

  • Handle administrative confidential/sensitive Firm and/or client information. o The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 5 years legal assistant experience, including at least 3 years of IP Patent Prosecution experience in a mid-large sized firm; and be proficient in legal assistant and administrative tasks including, but not limited to: document preparation, time entry, expense reimbursement, telephone contact, travel arrangements and calendar maintenance. o The candidate will have the ability to work in a high volume, high energy environment. o Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and able to provide excellent client/customer service. o Qualified candidates must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and E-Filing. Must exhibit strong typing skills and have the ability to learn and quickly become proficient in new computer software programs. o Available for some overtime is required. o Candidates should possess excellent written and oral communication, strong proofreading and organizational skills. Candidates should also be detail oriented, be able to multi-task and have the knowledge and skills necessary to prioritize the workload independently. o Must possess a team oriented mindset.

Located in major North American and global markets, Robert Half Legal is the premier provider of legal staffing and consulting professionals on a full-time, project, and temporary basis, serving both law firms and corporate legal departments. We also provide project and e-discovery teams and workspace for a wide range of initiatives, including litigation support, M&A; and document review matters. Our dedicated teams' industry experience allows us to quickly match skilled legal professionals with the best available jobs. We offer challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and skills-enhancement training.

Our parent company, Robert Half, once again was named to FORTUNEĀ® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" and was the highest-ranked staffing firm. (March 1, 2016)

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Req ID: 04380-0008868037

Functional Role: Legal Secretary

Country: USA

State: TX


Postal Code: 75251

Compensation: $15.04 to $17.41 per hour

Requirements: Briefs, Drafting, Intellectual Property - Patent, Intellectual Property Law, Legal Knowledge, Patent - US Prov - Utility - Des - PCT