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Secretary / Professional Support – Intellectual Property Attorneys (Part-Time)

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£16.50 to £17.50 per hour
The Dove Partnership
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Secretary / Professional Support – Intellectual Property Attorneys (Part-Time)


An excellent opportunity to work for a firm of patent & trademark attorneys in a Professional Support role on a part time basis! This firm is on the up, with a big increase in business being the reason for this particular need.


You will be responsible for providing support to the group, but specifically to the patent attorneys & paralegal staff. The position covers patent administration (UK, European, PCT and foreign), but may also involve Trade Mark administration as and when required.


Specific duties include:


-          Typing patent applications, amendments and responses

-          Answer incoming external calls

-          Prepare filings

-          Open post, scan and email to responsible attorney and their team

-          Review due date reports and annotating report before sending to the attorney

-          Post docket fees and generate draft bills for review by Professional Support / Paralegal

-          File correspondence in the electronic files

-          Support your attorney and formalities team

-          Coordination of meetings and travel for attorneys

-          Dictation both over the phone and in person

-          Assist and support the Head of Legal Services, Head of Professional Support and Professional Support / Paralegal as required


The successful candidate will need previous patent/IP experience within a professional support / secretarial role. You will also need:


-       Touch typing skill of at least 60 WPM

-       Patent administration experience (desirable)

-       Microsoft Office skills: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

-       Excellent planning and organisational skills and excellent attention to detail

-       Enthusiastic, alert and willing to provide input and ideas

-       Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team

-       Experience of Progressor (desirable)

The ideal hours for this position are 9am – 5pm 3 days per week, however this can be negotiated.


In return, my client will be offering what equates to £16.50 - £17.50ph (you will be on a salary but it will depend on the hours agreed). 

Contact Details:
The Dove Partnership
Tel: 01279 654443
Contact: Jamie woods

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