Intellectual Property Practice Assistant

Full Time
Mid Level

Intellectual Property Practice Assistant at Scale LLP.

Remote - United States

Who we are
Called the “Wave of the Future” by Reuters, Scale LLP is a top-tier distributed law firm built by Silicon Valley founders and GCs to provide an alternative to a traditional private practice. By leveraging modern technology and a distributed structure, we provide attorneys and staff with a more satisfying, flexible working environment, and give our clients a more connected and efficient experience. Although Scale attorneys work for a variety of clients across the country, the firm was founded as a boutique supporting early-stage, venture-backed companies and we continue to bring a tech-forward, disruptive ethos to everything we do.

The role
We are looking for an Intellectual Property Practice Assistant with 5+ years of experience to join our fully distributed legal team.  You will support IP attorneys across the firm with a variety of tasks, from legal to admin to marketing and beyond.  College degree required.  Salary for this role is $70K.

You will succeed in this role if:

  • You are tech-savvy and adept at learning new skills.  
  • You have exceptional organizational skills and a top-notch ability to prioritize patent and IP-related legal support tasks.
  • You come from a traditional legal background but are excited by a new challenge.
  • You are skilled at collaborating with - and taking direction from - a variety of individuals and teams.
  • You are a self-motivated, remote work enthusiast.  
  • You possess a working knowledge of IP practice support, including patents & trademark processes. 
  • You have a solid understanding of technical legal terminology. 
  • You are proficient with both Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite products. Bonus points if you’re skilled at beautifying PPT presentations, Word docs and PDFs.

Day-to-day responsibilities may include:

  • Administrative reporting / emails
  • Assist with preparing error-free and properly formatted correspondence and legal papers
  • Assist with United States Patent and Trademark Office filings and forms, including document management on PTO website
  • Communicate directly with clerks, vendors, and other government offices to assist with ad hoc questions
  • Schedule meetings, conferences, court dates and arrange travel schedule and reservations
  • Maintain current and orderly files in drive
  • Handle clerical tasks such as word processing, filing, scanning
  • Organize and track status of client matters

What you’ll get in return:

  • Competitive base salary 
  • Paid vacation
  • Parental leave
  • Health benefits
  • Remote work expense reimbursement

Work Environment:
We’re a remote-first team. You’ll be part of a remote work culture that emphasizes online communication (Slack, Hangouts, Zoom, etc.).

We value diversity at our firm. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.  For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Legally, we need you to know this (#lawyers!):
Scale LLP does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class. We support workplace diversity.

But we want to add this:
We strongly believe that diversity of experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to a better firm and better service to our clients.



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