Job Reference #: 40-93170-16MD

A prestigious patent prosecution law firm is currently looking for a Legal Secretary to join their team. This position requires a high level of support and involvement. This role involves secretarial and administrative support.

Key responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):
Preparation of UK, EP and PCT patent applications, payment of fees and online filing and liaising with IT to ensure the system receives correct/current updates.
Audio and copy typing and document production and amending.
Diary management and arranging meetings, conference calls, lunches, travel etc.
Generation of standard letters to clients, foreign agents and patent office.
Preparing bills and other finance related documents (internal invoices, allocation of anticipated time and fee-earner expenses).
General maintenance of client files, including opening/closing of files and retrieving them from storage and electronic and paper filing of correspondence.
Preparation of drawings and design applications occasionally.
Liaising with clients, foreign agents and the patent office.
Provide cover to Patent Records Clerk and cover team leave when necessary.

The ideal candidate will be CIPA qualified with at least 2-4 years of Intellectual Property experience. Candidates who are not CIPA qualified but have relevant experience as a patent secretary will also be considered.
Self-motivated and proactive. Enthusiastic, confident with excellent organizational and administration skills. Flexible and able to effectively manage a number of priorities at any one time.
Advanced Word skills and experience of Microsoft products (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint). Previous experience of a document management system would be beneficial but not essential. Superb accuracy and attention to detail.
Client orientated team player.

Pay- DOE

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  • Company Name: Burnett Specialists
  • Job Location: Austin, TX
  • Job Compensation: DOE
  • Job Type: Temp