Patent Legal Assistant


Warner Norcross + Judd LLP has an immediate opening for a Patent Legal Assistant in our new Detroit office. A successful candidate will have 5+ years experience working as a legal assistant/legal secretary and 2+ years experience in working in intellectual property law is preferred.

•        Provide administrative support for patent attorneys in our new Detroit office
•        File electronic documents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
•        Maintain attorney dockets and sending reminders as necessary
•        Maintain files and ensuring emails are saved in our document management system
•        Open new clients/matters following firm procedures

Knowledge of US patent rules and procedures is preferred. A successful candidate will possess a strong attention to detail and excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong administrative and organizational skills are also required. The candidate must be willing to operate as part of a team of attorneys and support staff and assume ownership for all aspects of file management to ensure a high level of service to both internal and external clients.

About WNJ
By providing discerning and proactive legal advice, Warner Norcross + Judd builds a better partnership with its clients. Warner is a full service corporate law firm with 220+ attorneys practicing in nine offices throughout Michigan: Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Macomb, Midland and Muskegon. To learn more, visit, follow us on Twitter @WNJLLP or connect on LinkedIn or Facebook.

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Warner Norcross + Judd LLP is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplaces. Everyone is encouraged to bring their “whole selves” to work. We are committed to building a firm that reflects the diversity of the clients and communities we serve. We can foster inclusion and equity by moving beyond barriers and rejecting stereotypes based on gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and veteran status. The result is a high performing team of professionals providing excellent service to our clients.

How to Apply
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Closing Statement
Warner hires top talent at every point in our organization. We are seeking dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds who strive to support the firm and its goals. Our collegial culture attracts people with diverse skills and backgrounds who are dedicated to teamwork and client service.

Kristin Williams
Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
150 Ottawa Ave NW, Suite 1500
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-752-2730

Expires on - 12/18/2021