Foreign Patent Prosecution Assistant – Law Firm – Oakland CA, Menlo Park CA, and Remote

Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP, a specialty patent prosecution firm, is seeking to add to our talented staff. WAVS IP offers a pleasant, collegial work environment with competitive salaries (full-time positions offer a full complement of benefits). Remote work arrangements are possible.

The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of US and/or Foreign patent prosecution experience. Job duties involve electronic filing and processing of email communications, which requires detailed review of communications between multiple parties regarding initial patent filings, prosecution, allowance and grant. Candidates must be able to navigate and adhere to the firm’s case management system, consult our IP database, obtain patent references, search foreign patent office websites, and be willing to complete other projects as needed to support our foreign paralegals. Candidates must be able to work well with foreign associates, clients, patent practitioners, and firm support staff. Working knowledge of PCT and foreign patent processes is required. Experience with preparation of patent documents and correspondence is desired. IP docketing experience is a plus+.

Every position at WAVS requires diligent, responsive individuals who possess inordinate attention to detail, computer proficiencies (Outlook, Word, Acrobat, Excel, varying practice tools), and the abilities to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and perform well working both as part of a team and with limited supervision. Candidates must be able to prioritize tasks, manage workload effectively, and complete work in a timely, efficient and thorough manner, while maintaining focus and limiting distractions. Applicants of varying levels of experience but having the requisite skills and abilities will be considered. BA/BS degree or equivalent experience required. Cover letter with resume is mandatory.

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Oakland CA, Menlo Park CA, and Remote