Legal Assistant - Intellectual Property and Technology Practice 8/24/2016

Global Law Firm New York, NY

Company
Global Law Firm
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29268098
AJE Ref #
575972026
Location
New York, NY
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Our client, a global law firm, is currently seeking a Legal Assistant for their Intellectual Property and Technology Practice for their New York location.

JOB SUMMARY:

Assists Intellectual Property & Technology ("IP&T") practice area attorneys with IP due diligence related to corporate transactions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* Conducts searches to identify intellectual property ("IP") owned by entities in a corporate transaction and gaps in chain of title and other issues and information relating to an IP portfolio.

* Conducts searches to confirm accuracy of IP schedules.

* Conducts searches to determine if liens are recorded against IP in a corporate transaction.

* Conduct searches and analysis to determine information relevant to a patent portfolio in a corporate transaction (e.g., expiration dates and members of a patent family).

* Creates and revises schedules of IP owned by entities in a corporate transaction.

* Records liens and other agreements in the United States Copyright Office and United States Patent and Trademark Office.

* Coordinates recordation of liens and other agreements in foreign IP offices.

* Organizes and manages IP&T Transactions files in accordance with Department-approved protocols.

* Conducts research using various research tools.

* Demonstrates effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills to facilitate effective work relationships with others.

* Manages Firm resources responsibly.

* Complies with and understands Firm operation, policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER JOB-RELATED COMPETENCIES:

* Knowledge of Firm operation, policies and procedures

* Knowledge of relevant Firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems

* Strong computer skills, including proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Thomson CompuMark Saegis, Wolters Kluwer Corsearch, MarkMonitor and LexisNexis TotalPatent

* Understanding of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Domain Names

* Ability to navigate various electronic databases and document repositories

* Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills

* Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing

* Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team

* Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality

* Ability to organize and prioritize work

* Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities

* Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment

* Ability to work well under pressure

* Demonstrates close attention to detail

* Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs

* Flexibility to travel

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEREQUIRED:

* Bachelor's Degree

* Minimum of 10years of related Intellectual Property-related transactions legal assistantexperience.

Compensation 85k-95k plus all Benefits