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Patent Administrator 886173 (H)

Legal | San Francisco, CA | Full Time, Contract, and Temporary

Job Description

Patent Administrator 886173 (H) 

As a Patent Administrator you will work in the Patents and Trademarks Group to protect our rights to our innovations. You will be responsible for coordinating U.S. and foreign filing and prosecution. You also will be responsible for maintaining docket and filing records, and will monitor critical due dates to ensure all deadlines are met. You will work with in-house patent attorneys, other patent administrators, and outside U.S. and foreign associates and must have the ability to obtain and effectively communicate information related to pending patent applications and matters of U.S. and foreign patent law.  


  • Initiate filing of PCT and foreign patent applications  
  • Initiate filing of U.S. patent applications  
  • Review patent correspondence, extract relevant information and coordinate disposition  
  • Maintain docket of prosecution deadlines  
  • Maintain records related to prosecution of patent applications  
  • Coordinate and manage special projects related to our world-wide patent portfolio  
  • Prepare legal documents for U.S. and international patent filings 


  • B.A. or B.S. degree or the equivalent in experience
  • At least 5 years of combined U.S. and foreign filing experience
  • Extensive knowledge of U.S. and international patent filing procedures and rules
  • Take ownership
  • Team player
  • Experience with docket management software, preferably Anaqua
  • Ability to read, understand, extract and input relevant information accurately from legal documents
  • The ability and willingness to learn new software applications
  • Proven ability to work independently in meeting firm deadlines with precision and accuracy
  • Strong oral, written and organizational skills
  • An ability to work both independently and collaboratively

$50 per hour                                   San Francisco, CA 94103                                   10 Month  Assignment