Professional Paralegal/Legal Assistant with more than 25 years of legal experience possessing excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Technologically-savvy Legal Assistant who navigates legal software, spreadsheets and telecommunications functions with ease.
Provided professional legal assistance to senior attorneys in Michigan office of national firm. Utilized all phases of patent prosecution in compliance with United States Patent and Trademark guidelines. Regularly prepared and reviewed patent applications and responsive documents for review by patent examiners. Utilization of state of the art software to assure accurate and timely filing.
Performed all phases of patent prosecution assistance to member attorneys in Michigan's largest Intellectual Property law firm. Full technical utilization of Microsoft Office programs as well as proficient use of additional software to achieve and maintain clear and concise records.
Assisted several attorneys in all phases of provisional, utility, national phase and PCT patent application filings. Performed trademark prosecution as assigned. Utilized as a resource for implementing electronic patent prosecution guidelines and procedures.
Assisted partner attorneys in electronic filing of patent prosecution documents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Primary duties included coordination with foreign business clients with filing initial US Patent applications. Preparation and editing of formal drawings using Adobe Professional software.
Additional positions included support in the areas of litigation, corporate, estate planning, family law, medical malpractice and personal injury. Experience with governmental agencies included the Arizona office of the Attorney General and the Arizona State Legislature.
Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe, PAIR, EFS Web, PatFT, AppFT, Anaqua, Perfect Law, Inprotech, PCT Safe, CPI, PATTSY, LexisNexis Patent Online
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