Washington DC

Foreign Filing Legal Assistant

CM Legal

Foreign Filing Legal Assistant

Our client is looking for Legal Assistants who are experienced with filing new patent applications worldwide. Foreign Filing Legal Assistants at the firm have a high attention to detail, are able to work well in a deadline-driven and fast-paced environment, and possess good judgment skills to handle a variety of legal and administrative tasks. This position can be a hybrid from the D.C. area or full-time remote from approved U.S. locations outside the D.C. area.

How will you make an impact?

  • Processing the filing of new foreign patent applications worldwide, i.e. EPC, PCT, national, non-convention cases.
  • Preparing and reviewing appropriate correspondence from foreign associates and to clients and associates regarding new applications, formal requirements, filing details, etc.
  • Preparing client letters, formal documents, filing reports, responses to PCT invitations, national phase reminder letters, etc.
  • Ordering certified copies from U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.
  • Working with vendors, patent office personnel, consulate offices and various local and state governments to obtain certification and legalization of formal documents as needed.
  • Reviewing docket reports for accuracy.
  • Maintaining and clearing a daily and personal docket.
  • Maintaining knowledge of foreign filing requirements, tax laws, renewal data, expiration data, etc.
  • And more.

What will you bring to the role?

  • Foreign filing experience at another law firm required; preferably a minimum of 3-5 years of foreign filing experience.
  • Experience with design patents is highly desirable.
  • Strong personal initiative and good judgment skills.
  • College degree and/or paralegal certification preferred.
  • Ability to independently manage your own workload to meet department deadlines and perform job duties efficiently and productively under pressure.
  • Flexibility to work overtime on an as-needed basis.

The good faith base salary range for this position is $60,000 to $75,000 per year. The actual salary rate offered to candidates within that range will depend on a variety of factors, including without limitation, years of relevant experience, education, and the candidate’s overall qualifications for the position as assessed by the Firm. 


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