The Boston office of Nelson Mullins seeks an IP Assistant to work with a patent and trademark prosecution Partner and an IP Paralegal, performing tasks related to docket and practice management, USPTO filings, correspondence with foreign counsel and clients, legal research, and routine tasks as needed in support of the attorney’s technology/mechanical/consumer products practice, and related to the paralegal’s trademark and IDS work, such as client correspondence, trademark status reviews and filings, maintaining a prior art reference library, and non-billable projects. The IP Assistant provides both practice-specific and administrative support and reports to the designated IP Coordinator for the Hi-Tech team. This role requires in-depth knowledge and experience regarding patent and trademark prosecution requirements and is directly responsible for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) filings as well as supervision of the timekeepers’ overall docket and administrative needs.
Ideal candidate has 3+ years of patent and trademark prosecution experience, preferably in a high-volume law firm environment. Candidate should have strong organizational and prioritization skills, ability to manage and organize all facets of an IP Partner’s practice, with excellent follow-up skills, the confidence and knowledge to synthesize information and work independently, the ability to stay calm under pressure, and should be team-oriented. Excellent salary and benefit package.