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 IP Legal Assistant handles all prosecution and tasks for assigned clients from filing applications through allowance. This position works closely with the Tokyo Office. This position provides support in formalities and prosecution including filing new applications, Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH), information disclosure statements, response to Office Actions, Appeals, allowance reviews and payment of issue fees. Works as part of a team of legal assistants to provide guidance and assistance where needed. This role is deadline driven and requires high attention-to-detail, efficiency, flexibility, accommodation of changing priorities and teamwork!

Key Roles & Responsibilities
Duties may include but not limited to:
  • Provide support and guidance to junior legal assistants
  • Review and respond to emails.
  • Review and distribute team hard mail
  • Providing overflow assistance, as needed.
Performance Expectations
Qualified candidates have demonstrated:
  • Pattern of consistent, accurate and quality work product;
  • Application of practice specific knowledge and skills, both substantive and procedural.
  • Problem solving skills, (the ability to analyze problems and identify solutions).
Minimum Education/Certification
BA or BS Degree preferred.

Minimum Experience
Three years of patent prosecution experience required. Experienced in working with Microsoft Office Suite. Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills required. Must demonstrate professionalism, courtesy, cooperation, respect for others and relationship-building skills.

Special Skills and Knowledge
Understanding of the USPTO patent process required. Familiarity with Pattsy and First to File a plus. Fluency in Japanese is a plus.

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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