IP Legal Assistant – Vivacqua Crane PLLC


Vivacqua Crane PLLC, a full-service intellectual property (IP) firm located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has an immediate opening for an IP legal assistant.  The ideal candidate will be an assertive individual who has excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, and can work effectively in a collaborative team environment to meet docketing targets. They will receive on-the-job training by working on delegated tasks while becoming acclimated to the firm’s docketing functions and culture. Working in the office from 9 to 5 Monday through Friday is a must.


  • Perform administrative tasks in support of docket
  • Process incoming domestic and foreign communications and inform attorneys as necessary
  • Communicate with clients and foreign associates to ensure all matters are accurately handled in a timely fashion
  • Process and docket all new matters and maintain related spreadsheets
  • Provide internal and external reports as needed
  • Maintain up-to-date dockets for assigned attorneys
  • Assist in preparation of legal documents for filing with the USPTO
  • Other duties as assigned



  • 2- or 4-year Degree or commensurate experience in the IP field
  • Computer literate and proficient with Microsoft Suite
  • Strong time management and communication skills
  • Self-guided worker able to work under tight deadlines
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail
  • Able to accurately multi-task multiple duties\


Job type: Full-time
Salary based on experience


Salary: $20.00 – $30.00 per hour



  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Paralegal: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In Office, Ann Arbor, MI

Ava Billimoria
Vivacqua Crane PLLC
3101 East Eisenhower Parkway
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: 734-418-3142