The firms of SIM & McBURNEY and SIM, LOWMAN, ASHTON & McKAY LLP (“SIM. IP Practice”) were founded in 1970 to provide a full range of services in intellectual property and commercial litigation in Canada. We are located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada’s largest city, convenient to the Courts, local patent & trade-mark filing offices, and the offices of many of Canada’s largest business enterprises.

Patent Assistant

We are currently searching for a Patent Assistant to join our firm and support our Patent Practice Group.

Our ideal candidate is driven, adaptable, hard-working, and will succeed in a fast-paced environment. If you’re looking to develop your skills, take on new challenges, and contribute to the growth of the firm, this is the role for you.

Responsibilities:

  • Drafting and preparing correspondences for professionals’ approval/signature using precedents.
  • Monitoring due dates, and proactively reminding professionals on due dates and all matters requiring the professionals’ attention.
  • Routing or answering correspondences not requiring professionals’ attention, and following up if required.
  • Coordinating the filing of domestic patent applications and directing Associates regarding the filing of foreign applications.
  • Instructing foreign Associates to pay renewal fees.
  • Time docketing, reviewing pre-bills and billing as directed by the professional.
  • Handling the opening and closing of files with minimal supervision.
  • Transcribing, typing, and other administrative duties as assigned by the professional.
  • Working closely with other Patent Assistants and professionals in a team-based environment.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • 3-5 years of experience working with patents.
  • Legal Assistant Diploma/Certificate or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while paying attention to details.
  • Reliable, punctual and proactive.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Excellent interpersonal and client service skills, strong initiative and ability to work independently as well as in a team oriented environment.
  • Solid understanding of MS Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), PATTSY and Aderant.

 

If you have a keen eye for detail, take great pride in the quality of your work, and are looking to take on new challenges, please send your resume and cover letter to djukic@simip.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.