Seeking a position in which my educational background, professional experiences, and special
qualifications will lead me to an innovative work environment that will help encourage the
growth of both my organization and myself.
Microsoft Office / Adobe
PACER / CM/ECF
IPDAS / IP Manager / Patent-In
Elite / TimeSlips / QuickBooks
Proficient with legal terminology and U.S. Court System
Research, analytical and problem-solving skills
Prioritization and multitasking skills
Organization and high attention to detail
Ability to maintain confidential data
Intellectual Property Legal AssistantAug 1999 to Current Wood Herron & Evans, LLP － Cincinnati, Ohio
Provides legal support for one partner and one associate.
Maintains docket system of due dates and attorney calendars.
Maintains client files and manages a high volume caseload.
Performs online searches of Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) records, industry
databases and performs general legal research; organizes, summarizes and analyzes
factual data collected.
Reviews and finalizes patent applications and prepares formal patent documents via
IPDAS; generates patent sequence listings via Patent-In.
Assists in the preparation and filing of response to office actions, notices of appeal,
oppositions, and appeal briefs.
Corresponds with clients regarding the status of their intellectual property.
Corresponds and coordinates international filings with foreign associates.
Drafts complaints, answers, interrogatories, responses to discovery requests, motions,
briefs, and pleadings.
Assists with client billing via Elite and performs general office duties.
Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice2004Northern Kentucky University － Highland Heights, KentuckyCriminal Justice
Business Administration2001Shawnee State University － Portsmouth, OhioBusiness Administration
1998Ripley/Union/Lewis/Huntington High School － Ripley, Ohio
Adobe, attention to detail, attorney, billing, client, clients, databases, filing, general office duties, intellectual property, IP, legal, legal research, Microsoft Office, Office, multitasking, problem-solving skills, QuickBooks, Research, TimeSlips