Patent Prosecution Secretary – Large Corporation – Redwood City, Calif.

Genomic Health Genomic Healthcurrently has a full-time opening for a Patent Prosecution Secretary.

The successful candidate must be a highly organized, self-motivated patent prosecution assistant to provide administrative support to the Intellectual Property department team. Responsibilities include filing prosecution-related documents with the USPTO, including applications, amendments, maintenance fees, issue fees, and other prosecution-related documents, and preparing/filing Information Disclosure Statements and Sequence Listings.  Experience with foreign filing also required.  Must be knowledgeable in e-filing. 

• Electronic filing of prosecution-related documents with the USPTO
• Prepare and file Information Disclosure Statements as needed
• Prepare and file Sequence Listings as needed
• Coordinate filings with foreign patent counsel
• Ensure third party handling of patent annuity and renewal payments
• Responsible for invoice processing

• 5+ years of international patent prosecution administrative experience in a law firm or corporate legal department
• Knowledge of US and international patent prosecution processes and patent office rules
• Demonstrated knowledge of the USPTO’s e-filing system and PAIR
• Excellent writing, grammatical, and organizational skills are a must
• Willingness to take initiative and stay ahead of the curve
• Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment is essential.
• HS Diploma with strong experience in supporting patent prosecution; University degree preferred
• Strong communicator with ability to maintain open communication with internal employees, managers and customers as needed
• Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
• Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
• Ability to work as part of a team

At Genomic Health, there is truly a transparent and inclusive environment that allows each of our employees to see the contributions they’re making to the lives of our patients. From frequent and real-time feedback to a reward system that promotes our values, aligns our company and rewards results, we work hard to create a truth-seeking, supportive environment. We celebrate accomplishments, promote career growth, encourage work/life balance and value individual perspectives.

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We are an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Info:
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Redwood City, California

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