B.S. – Business Administration, Oklahoma State University
06/2006- Various Temporary Legal Assistant Assignments
03/2006- Company Name, City, State
06/2006 Legal Assistant (Temporary Assignment)
Assisted a five person legal team consisting of land acquisition attorneys, a risk management attorney, a contracts attorney and General Counsel in the execution of its duties which included producing, filing, maintaining and transmitting legal documents including but not limited to real property purchase and sale agreements, corporate by-laws, CC&R’s, Home Owner Association documents; Assisted in preparing for and managing litigated and non-litigated claims including collecting, assembling and organizing documents and files and assisting with related tasks such as responding to discovery requests; Prepared annual license renewals; Organized, prepared and maintained electronic and paper filing systems; Maintained the Legal Department’s calendar using the Outlook e-mail system; and other duties as assigned.
05/2003 – Company Name, City, State
09/2005 IP Docketing Lead/Clerk
Responsible for completeness and accuracy of the docket and work closely with the supervisor to insure adherence to existing guidelines; Have thorough knowledge of intellectual property laws and docketing for both U.S. and foreign countries and changes in the laws for the purpose of on-going training; Responsible for rotating duty assignments and work-flow through the department; Handled miscellaneous projects such as client ID changes, file transfers and client terminations.
02/2001- Company Name, City, State
10/2002 Paralegal/Legal Assistant
Prepared requisite filing documents for the filing and prosecution of U.S. patent applications; Provided foreign associates with documents necessary for the filing and prosecution of foreign patent applications; Maintained docketing database on all intellectual property; Reported to the client the filing of responses to office actions; Advised the client on the status of their pending applications and current patents with updated status reports; Coordinated payment of annuities on domestic and foreign patents and patent applications through outside payment service; Assisted attorneys and patent agents with other detailed projects as time permitted; Shared receptionist duties.
03/1996- Company Name, City, State
11/2000 Paralegal (03/1997-11/2000)
Assembled, prepared and assisted in the filing of documents for foreign and U.S. trademarks and patents for domestic divisions and foreign operations; Monitored the active patent files by insuring the prompt payment of annuities and monitored the trademark files by renewing the registrations in a timely manner; Maintained docketing database on all intellectual property; Performed trademark and patent searches on various international intellectual property web sites; Prepared check requests for bonuses paid to in-house inventors and ordered patent plaques for presentation when patents were granted; Reviewed catalogs for trademark usage; Assisted attorneys in giving guidance to corporate and divisional personnel relating to intellectual property matters; Assisted attorneys, the Marketing Department and the Research and Development Department with other detailed projects as time permitted.
Collection Specialist (03/1996-03/1997)
Performed collections on all past due accounts; Reviewed and approved all parts and service orders that the system had placed on hold; Handled credit losses through insurance company; Worked with collection agencies on referral accounts; Filed and followed up on all bankruptcy accounts with the Bankruptcy Court; Responded to all credit inquiries from other vendors; Reviewed past due accounts with Credit Manager weekly.
Standard MS Office applications and web applications; MS Access software for docketing; Master Data Center PCMaster software for docketing.