Alston & Bird has an exciting, entry-level opportunity for a driven individual to break into the in-demand field of IP Patent Prosecution. Our IP Clerks are resourceful, flexible and eager to learn. In this role, you will provide a wide-range of support to a busy IP law practice while being trained in various aspects of IP. Many of our experienced staff members started as clerks and we are looking for individuals who want to grow with us. Alston & Bird is seeking an individual with attention to detail, the ability to multitask and proven aptitude to quickly learn new applications and processes.
• General knowledge of Intellectual Property foreign patent prosecution procedures;
• Works as a team member and shows respect for co-workers;
• Commitment to providing superior customer service;
• Ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of the firm;
• Advanced knowledge of PC applications, including the entire suite of MS Office applications (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
• Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• 1+ year of patent docketing and/or prosecution administration experience.
At Alston & Bird, our people trust the people they work for, take pride in what they do, enjoy the people they work with, and serve the communities in which they live. Our environment has been praised as one of the most open and receptive in the United States, not only among law firms, but also among all businesses. Alston & Bird has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For©" for 20 years in a row.
Alston & Bird LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices.
The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time.
Professional business references and a background check will be required for all final applicants selected for a position. In accepting a position, it is understood that continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. A satisfactory background check is the absence of a criminal record which bears a demonstrable relationship to the applicant/employee’s suitability to perform the required duties and responsibilities of the position.
Alston & Bird is not currently accepting resumes from agencies for this position. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Alston & Bird hires the candidate.
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