Legal Assistant – Intellectual Property – Milwaukee, WI 53202

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is looking for a Legal Assistant to join our Milwaukee office! The Legal Assistant will provide administrative support to Attorneys in the Intellectual Property practice area.


  • Receiving and reviewing incoming documents, scheduling and calendaring dates
  • Prepare, proofread and finalize legal documents
  • Utilize Metastorm/NBI with regarding to opening new clients and matters
  • Communication with client
  • Create reports and presentations
  • Process time entry using iTimekeep
  • Prepare travel arrangements, meetings, conference calls
  • Prepare and submit attorney expense reports
  • Code foreign associate invoices for proper billing using IP Task codes
  • Download patents from various Search Engines
  • Preparing Patent and Trademark documents for filing
  • Creating reports using docketing software

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong organizational and process skills, attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills required
  • Ability to multi-task, set priorities and exhibit excellent follow-up
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Significant knowledge of the Patent and/or Trademark prosecution process including but not limited to initial filing to patent issuance
  • Knowledge of Anaqua, iTimekeep, One-Note, iManage, US Patent and Trademark Office system -PAIR, Visio, MicroSoft Office Programs, ChromeRiver
  • Professional and team player

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • 2 years of experience working in Intellectual Property; Trademark experience preferred
  • High School Education or higher (Trade School/College)

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is steadfastly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination based upon age, race, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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