Patent Assistant

Location: Melbourne C B D
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: JO-1806-161693
Salary: $65000.00 - $75000.00 per annum, Benefits: Please call Aimee on 03 9098 7433
We are looking for candidates who have had previous experience and a genuine interest in Patent practice groups. You will have strong communication skills and a high attention to detail. You are an intermediate to advanced user of MS Word, Powerpoint, Outlook and Excel skills and this will ensure you are able to hit the ground running in this busy role. Due to the style of work we are looking for applicants that have a minimum typing speed of 65wpm with a high level of accuracy. In addition, you will have good judgement and problem-solving abilities which you have used whilst supporting senior fee earners. 

The Role:
You can expect to support multiple earners within a specialised patent practice group with various administrative tasks including: 
  • Producing FPA compliant documents
  • scheduling and managing completion deadlines
  • opening/closing/archiving files 
  • Client billing
  • Dictation and administration
  • WIP and Client Matter reporting
  • Accounts receivable to ensure debtor days are within agreed timeframes
  • Banking and account requisitions
  • Petty cash management
  • Processing expense claims
The Firm:
This is one of Australia's most highly regarded and well known patent firms where you will receive development opportunities and a fantastic working environment. Located in the heart of the CBD, this firm offer excellent staff benefits including discounted gym membership, regular social functions and a flexible approach to work. The partners consistently receive industry awards and are highly regarded across Australia and internationally by their clients.