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Patent Administrator

Job Summary

Responsible for supporting patent attorneys by performing various administrative duties and tasks.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Draft all types of patent-related documents and forms, as well as varied correspondence, memos, and presentations.
  • Design, implement, and manage an electronic filing system for patent-related documents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Oversee process to obtain contracts, including providing supporting documentation, discovery, witness interviews, and pleading efforts.
  • Draft and file sequence listings, information disclosure statements, declarations, powers of attorney and assignment documents, as well as documents required for patent prosecution outside the United States.
  • Review determinations from outside counsel.
  • Manage patent attorney prosecution dockets.
  • Assist with docketing duties.
  • Manage prosecution files and attorney schedules.
  • Coordinate meetings, conferences, and group events.
  • Process invoices and expense reports, prepare purchase orders, maintain informational spreadsheets, generate reports, make travel arrangements, and prepare travel itineraries.
  • Manage direct reports comprising patent attorneys, scientific advisors, paralegals and/or administrative staff.
  • Examine patents, file histories, ongoing litigations and citizen's petitions.
  • Provide legal advice to stakeholders.
  • Draft and prosecute patent applications and secure patent rights.