CONTACT

GENERAL

Phone: 612-455-3800

Fax: 612-455-3801

Email: mail@hsml.com

LOCATION

Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson, P.C.
45 South Seventh Street
Suite 2700
Minneapolis, MN 55402

CAREERS

At Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson , P.C. (HSML), we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants for employment, based on individual qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. It is our policy to comply with all applicable laws governing employment practices.

We are accepting resumes for the positions:
Patent Prosecution Paralegal

We are seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Paralegal.  You will be responsible for helping to provide support to attorneys in aspects of patent prosecution, and have an understanding of the concepts of privilege and confidentiality.  Duties include but are not limited to the following:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates with and assists attorneys in the preparation of filing formal prosecution documents
  • Interfaces with domestic and foreign intellectual property agents and outside counsel
  • Handles daily processing of USPTO emails/papers/faxes/instructions from clients.
  • Assists in researching patents, technical references, prior art, legal issues using online databases and outside agencies
  • Manages intellectual property records, coordinates case management and administrative maintenance of patent and trademark portfolios
  • Calculates estimates of filing costs
  • Maintains attorney dockets:  monitors and updates the docket (e.g., patents) in the internal document management system (ProLaw) to track deadlines.
  • Reviews/updates files
  • Records and enters time for attorney(s) and self

Candidate Requirements:

The ideal candidate is detail oriented, client focused, possesses a high degree of analytical reasoning, communicates effectively (written and orally), has strong computer skills, has strong organizational and time management skills, works independently as well as with a team, and works effectively on a variety of simultaneously active cases in a fast-paced environment. At least two years of patent prosecution Paralegal experience is preferred but not required. Mandarin language skill is a plus, but not required.

 

Legal Assistant

We are seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Legal Assistant. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Must be detail oriented, analytical, have strong computer skills, and must be able to work in a fast-paced professional environment.  Excellent attention to detail, problem solving, editing and proofreading abilities, and strong organizational skills and effective time management are key.  Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential, as you will communicate with attorneys, all levels of administrative staff, and contacts outside the Firm.  Must be willing to learn, have some working knowledge of database usage, be able to work independently and as a member of a team, and type at least 50 WPM with accuracy. 

At least two years of experience in a patent prosecution role (e.g., legal assistant, docketing) is preferred but not required.  Mandarin language skill is a plus, but not required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining attorney dockets:  monitoring and updating the docket (e.g., patents) in the internal document management system (ProLaw) to track deadlines
  • Recording and entering time for attorney(s) and self
  • Assisting attorney(s) with preparation of patent prosecution documents (Amendment/Response, Request for Extension of Time, Notice of Appeal, etc.)
  • Processing documents from and handling correspondence with the USPTO and with clients
  • Entering and updating client data in our electronic file management system (ProLaw)
  • Conducting conflict checks
  • Backing up other Legal Assistants when needed

HSML offers to full-time employees a full-benefits package including 401(k), health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Plan, parking allowance, paid time off, and holiday pay.

Please email your resume to etinker@hsml.com

All other inquiries can be e-mailed to bwong@hsml.com.

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