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 seeking an experienced IP/Patent Legal Secretary to join our Seattle team. This position is responsible for providing secretarial 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
  • Preparation of Patent Filings with the USPTO.
  • Preparation, filing and monitoring of Trademark applications.
  • Management of electronic trademark correspondence and documents.
  • Maintaining and communicating upcoming due dates. 
  • Typing high volume of correspondence, memoranda, agreements, and other legal documents under time sensitive deadlines.
  • 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.
  • Providing assistance to other attorneys and staff on other projects as needed.
Join us if you have
  • 5+ years’ experience in patent prosecution.
  • 3+ years Trademark experience required.
  • Experience with AIA procedures with the USPTO.
  • Experience in TEAS/TTAB procedures.
  • Experience with client special requests and client communication.
  • High level of proofreading and documents edits.
  • 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 75 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.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is Davis Wright Tremaine’s policy to hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all employment-related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal laws.
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.


Application Instructions

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