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Patent Administrator

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

Job Description

Patent Administrator 768239

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 the 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 the prosecution of patent applications
  • Coordinate and manage special projects related to the company's worldwide 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
  • Experience with docket management software, preferably CPI (Computer Packages Inc.)
  • 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

$30-$40 per hour              San Francisco, CA 94103             12 Month Assignment