Legal Administrative Assistant

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Location
Middleton, Wisconsin
Industry
Administrative & Support Services
Job Type
Temp to Perm
Salary
US$ 17.00 per hour, $17 per hour + none
Ref. Number
S_24650
Contact
Hennen, Grace, Spherion
Phone
608-274-6000
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Job Description

Provide high-level administrative assistance to the Chief Intellectual Property (IP) Counsel. Duties are broad, varied and often times of a complex and confidential nature and require independent action in a fast paced environment.

Responsibilities
- Develop and maintain comprehensive electronic and paper filing systems and document control.
- Review and edit correspondence, reports, and presentations.
- Manage incoming correspondence, including email management and filing.
- Calendar management and meeting planning, including complex scheduling over multiple time zones.
- Provide support, as needed, for other direct reports to the Chief IP Counsel.
- Assist with travel planning and expense reporting.
- Work with various parties to support the Chief IP Counsel to manage IP accounting and budget.
- Assist with basic legal communication, research, and filings related to patent, trademark, domain name, and copyright.
- Manage and maintain docketing database for patent, trademark, and copyright matters.
- Assist with preparation and filing trademark applications.
- File Office Actions with Patent and Trademark Office.
- Maintain confidentiality at all times to protect information entrusted and provided as part of this position.
- Act as primary coordinator for select cross-functional projects, involving organizing meetings, tracking deliverables, following up with team members, and providing status updates.

Working hours: 1st Shift

Skills:
Qualifications:
- Associates Degree required; Bachelor's Degree preferred
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in high level administration
- Detailed understanding of patent prosecution process and formalities - both US and PCT
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint
- Demonstrated exceptional organizational skills; detail oriented.
- Ability to set priorities, make decisions, meet deadlines, and resolve complex problems independently.
- Must have experience working in and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
- Exhibit initiative, resourcefulness, and assertiveness in obtaining information needed to proceed with projects with minimal supervision.
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with executives and all levels within the organization.

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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