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Work at Sacramento's preeminent full-service law firm, Downey Brand LLP.  We offer a congenial work environment and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Please direct all staff applications to Cindy Snook, Human Resources Director. Links to web applications for each position are provided within each job posting below.  Applications submitted without all of the required documentation will not be considered.

The firm is always interested in hearing from qualified applicants with substantial law firm experience. To submit your application for consideration in the absence of a posting below suited to your qualifications, please click here: General Staff Application

Patent Prosecution Secretary - Sunnyvale
Date Posted: 9/23/16

The Firm’s Sunnyvale Office seeks an experienced Patent Prosecution Secretary. This is a rare opportunity to join one of the top patent groups in Silicon Valley. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of law firm experience supporting assigned attorneys/agents in a fast-paced environment. Must have thorough knowledge of USPTO rules and procedures, including working experience with Private PAIR, EFS-Web and EPAS.


* Monitor and maintain attorney/agent case dockets
* Review attorney/agent’s docket, provide updated information to the docket staff and reconcile the docket on a regular basis
* Assist with preparing and filing of documentation electronically with the USPTO including applications, responses, assignments, etc.
* Assist with preparing formal documents, obtain appropriate signature and follow-up as needed
* Maintain and organize electronic and paper files
* Other responsibilities as requested

Requires 75+ wpm accurate typing, word processing and proficiency with MS Office applications. Ability to accurately proofread documents, set priorities and work under pressure is critical. Must have a positive attitude, strong written and verbal communication skills, impeccable attendance and punctuality, a strong work ethic, and be highly organized with an extreme level of attention to detail. Salary commensurate with experience, and firm-paid health benefits are provided. Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and resume in confidence to Cindy Snook, Human Resources Director, via the firm's web application. No telephone calls please. Downey Brand LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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