Patent Prosecution Secretary – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va.

logoBuchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC is recruiting for a Patent Prosecution Secretary in their Alexandria, VA office. The Patent Prosecution Secretary will support members of our Intellectual Property Group.


  • Providing domestic and foreign patent prosecution secretarial support to attorneys and patent agents;
  • Preparing applications, responses and other patent prosecution documents for filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office "USPTO" and reporting filings to clients;
  • Reviewing and maintaining attorney's dockets and entering their time into DTE on a daily basis;
  • Offering support for miscellaneous client-related projects;
  • Performing general secretarial duties including but not limited to preparing routine correspondence, reading and routing mail, file maintenance, and screening attorney's incoming telephone calls.

Skills and Requirements:

  • 3+ years of patent prosecution secretarial experience with domestic and foreign patent prosecution preferably in a law firm environment.
  • Display excellent knowledge of and the ability to interpret and utilize current domestic and foreign patent prosecution procedures, correspondence and documents.
  • Ability to prepare USPTO filings, draft correspondence to clients and enter attorney's time utilizing proper grammar and accurate spelling.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team with your peers and attorneys.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Technically savvy.
  • Typing speed of 60 - 70 WPM; ability to produce accurate and attractive letters, USPTO filings, documents and reports.
  • Good proof reading and editing skills - attention to detail is a must.
  • Experience working with Lecorpio a plus, though not required.

Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney PC offer a benefits package that includes

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

To apply to this position visit: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Alexandria, Virginia

At Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, working together - to serve clients and to serve each other - is what we're all about. Our Firm has multiple offices in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as offices in California, Delaware, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.; we are always looking for talented professionals to join our team.