Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S.  Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is looking for an experienced Patent Legal Assistant to join our team in Seattle.

This position is responsible for providing administrative support including preparing patent filings with the USPTO, docket and file maintenance, high volume typing, maintaining calendars, and otherwise providing administrative assistance as needed.

At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion and innovation.

Your contribution includes:
  •  The preparation of Patent Filings with the USPTO
  • Maintaining and keeping attorney advised of docket and upcoming due dates
  • Preparing high volume of correspondence, memoranda, agreements, and other legal documents under time sensitive deadline
  • Maintaining correspondence and other legal document files electronically
  • Making arrangements for messenger, postal, fax, or courier service
  • Scheduling appointments and maintain calendars
  • Reviewing and finalizing monthly billings
  • High-level proofreading and document editing
  • Providing assistance to other attorneys and staff on other projects as needed
Join us if you have: 
  •  3+ years’ experience in patent prosecution
  • Experience with AIA procedures with the USPTO
  • Experience with client special requests and client communication
  • Strong word processing and computer skills; solid working knowledge of MS Word and MS Outlook required, experience with all MS Office products preferred
  • Ability to type 50 wpm on word processing equipment with a high degree of accuracy
  • Excellent transcription, grammar, and proofreading skills
  • Ability to work independently without regular supervision
  • Ability to communicate orally in a professional, courteous manner with clients, firm members, and other business contacts
  • Willingness to work in a team-oriented, service environment
  • Ability to organize assignments, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Willingness to work extended or flexible hours in urgencies preferred
Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that embracing diversity and inclusion brings out the best of what each individual has to offer and inspires us to build strong and lasting connections with each other, our clients, and our communities. 

We are committed to creating and cultivating a diverse workforce and inclusive environment where every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  It is our policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, religious creed, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military condition, military or veteran status or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.  It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.


Application Instructions

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