About the Company

The Hauptman Ham legacy began over 50 years ago, and today, Hauptman Ham comprises highly experienced intellectual property attorneys practicing in the aerospace, agricultural, biotech, chemical, electronic, mechanical, plant variety, and software arts. Hauptman Ham also provides full trademark and copyright services. Hauptman Ham is committed to providing the highest quality services to both US and non-US clients.

Position Summary

The Patent Legal Assistant supports two growing IP practice groups as well as practices in China and Taiwan. This Legal Assistant will handle patent prosecution from filing applications through allowance. The position requires a keen eye for detail, excellent organizational skills, the ability to prioritize workload, communicate well with other members of the team, anticipate needs and identify solutions to problems. This position will report to the Practice Manager assigned to four practices and will be called upon to support all four practices, as necessary.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Duties may include but not limited to:
  • Review, process, and file new applications including National Phase, Continuation, Divisional, Continuation-in-Part, Utility and Provisional applications
  • Review and respond to client correspondence and preparation of formal documents including Declarations, Substitute Statements, Assignments, Powers of Attorney
  • Review and process formalities including Official Filing Receipts, Notices of Publication, Missing Parts
  • Prepare and file Information Disclosure Statements including determination of fee or certification requirements
  • Preparation of reporting letters and invoices
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education/Certification

Associates Degree

Minimum Experience

Minimum two years of patent prosecution experience required. Experienced in working in Microsoft Office Suite. Strong verbal and written communication skills required.

Special Skills and Knowledge

Understanding of the USPTO patent process required. Familiarity with Pattsy and First to File a plus.

This is a full time position

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