Patent Assistant (Intellectual Property Firm) - Spruson & Ferguson (Hong Kong) Limited - Wan Chai

Job Highlights
Diploma, min 2 yrs experience as patent assistant
Prepare reports, billing and filling
Provide secretarial support to Patent team
Job Description

Key responsibilities

Assist Patent team in all round patent support and general secretarial duties.
Review all incoming correspondence (inc emails and post) in timely manner.
Provide multinational filing docketing services for the Patent Group, ensuring integrity and accuracy of the docket function.
Receive correspondence from various national patent offices, docket dates and deadlines for those correspondence, de-docket completed items, and prepare responsive docket reports using commercial docketing software.
Prepare client billing invoices for legal services.
Monitor patent fee payments to various national patent offices.
Maintain electronic patent files.

Work together with handlers to prepare high quality error free written communications.

Skills and experience

Minimum 2 years of patent docketing experience preferred.
Prior experience with legal case management software, such as Inprotech, is highly valued.
Prior experience in dealing with domestic or foreign governmental patent offices is highly valued.
Strong oral and written English and Chinese.
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat.
Ability to multitask effectively and to prioritize in meeting strict deadlines.
Excellent organizational skills, advanced analytical and information gathering skills; ability to evaluate and prioritize extensive, detailed data.
Ability to communicate ideas, report facts and other information concisely.
A highly proactive, flexible and solution-oriented approach to work and team interaction.

We offer a 5-day working week, group medical insurance scheme and discretionary bonus to the suitable candidate. Interested parties, please email your detailed resume with covering letter, including availability, current salary and expected salary to us. (Personal data collected will be used for recruitment purpose only)
Additional Information
Career Level
Non-Degree Tertiary
Years of Experience
2 years
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent
Job Functions
Admin & HR, Personal / Executive Assistant, Secretary, Professional Services, Legal & Compliance
Company Overview

Spruson & Ferguson is one of the leading intellectual property (IP) service firms operating in the Asia-Pacific region. We have more than 130 years of experience providing a variety of services in the protection, commercialisation, enforcement and management of IP from our offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Singapore and Sydney. Our multidisciplinary team of more than 400 people, includes some of the most highly regarded IP professionals in the Asia-Pacific region. The team services a diverse client base of Fortune Global 500 companies, SMEs, public sector research organisations, foreign associates and local clients.

Spruson & Ferguson is a subsidiary of IPH Limited, the first IP services group to list on the ASX.

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