The position involves working with and under the direction of the Patent Liaison Team to assist in the management of patent prosecution events, documents, correspondence and interactions with both Mayo Staff and outside counsel.
Specifically, the Patent Liaison Associate would: a) assists in day-to-day management of information and requests, (b) assists in management and completion of patent prosecution related events; and (c) would be accountable for ensuring accuracy, timeliness and completeness of all documents and or projects. Demonstrates initiative, proficiency, and good judgment to optimize the time of those supported. Strong organizational, time management, communication skills and a commitment to quality and excellence in service are important components of the role.
Requires successful completion of a two-year degree/diploma and two years of work experience in an office environment – OR – a bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
Previous law firm or Intellectual Property experience and/or paralegal certification are preferred, but not required. Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written), be detail-oriented and be proficient with Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel. Knowledge of intellectual property and/or patent prosecution preferred, but not required. Requires excellent application of grammar, punctuation, and English usage. Must have computer experience and possess proficiency on technical office equipment (computer, printer, dictation equipment, phone system, copier/fax machine, etc.). Must possess high-level skill in organization, professional/customer service focus, interpersonal relations, excellent written and oral communication skills, and have the ability to prioritize and handle a variety of tasks simultaneously, including standard office practices and independent composition of letters. Must demonstrate good decision-making and judgment as well as attention to detail and follow-through. Must be able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. Typing skill of 60 WPM and experience with secretarial/clerical software is preferred.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $19.99 per hour.
M-F, day shift. This position is located on the Rochester campus, with flexibility for part-time telecommuting.
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
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Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).