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Practice Assistant/Legal Assistant - Intellectual Property

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Intellectual Property Practice Assistant

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is a national law firm with a proven reputation for providing progressive, industry-leading legal, business, regulatory and government relations advice to our regional, national and international clients.

We are currently searching for a Practice Assistant for the Intellectual Property section in our Alexandria, VA office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare various documents required by clients and the U.S. Patent and Trademark office in support of client and patent applications.
  • Use the firm’s software tools to prepare USPTO patent prosecution forms, draft Office Action “shells,” and other patent office e-filings.
  • Upload, verify accuracy, and submit USPTO e-filings via EFS.
  • Record assignments using USPTO’s EPAS system.
  • Maintain accurate patent files in the firm’s electronic document management system (currently NetDocs).
  • Draft, revise, and send routine client correspondence and reporting e-mails.
  • Proofread all filing and correspondence for spelling, content, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Pre-process, flag, and clear tasks on assigned attorneys’ dockets.
  • Interact positively and effectively with other departments to support assigned attorneys.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Required Education/Experience:

  • A minimum of three years of patent prosecution experience.
  • High school diploma required. College degree a plus.
  • Prior use of a document management system (NetDocs) a plus.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills and the ability to professionally interact with professionals, clients, and staff.
  • Proven work ethic.
  • Ability to problem-solve and anticipate issues/problems.
  • Ability to work overtime, as needed.
  • Knowledge of current US prosecution and worldwide patent laws, rules and some knowledge of USPTO online sites and related websites, including PAIR, EFS and EPAS is required.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to produce accurate work product.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines.
  • Preferred experience with Foundation IP

Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney offers an outstanding benefit package that includes:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K Program
  • Pension Profit Sharing Program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Posted: 2021-09-23 Expires: 2021-10-23

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