The Role

This is a unique opportunity. The individual in this role will work jointly and collaboratively as a team with the Patent Assistant and Team Lead to support the professionals in the group in their provision of high quality legal advice and quality patent drafting and prosecution to our clients. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented, while exercising autonomy and independence in a fast paced, deadline based and paper intensive environment.

Essential Functions

While working in a team consisting of professionals and staff, responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Preparing and filing of intellectual property correspondence to patent offices in Canada, the U.S. and under the PCT ( Patent Corporation Treaty ), using manual and electronic filing systems
  • Reporting to foreign associates and clients
  • Assisting with maintenance/updating of limitation diary system
  • Conducting searches
  • Accounting both for firm and foreign agent invoices
  • General clerical and administrative duties
  • Maintaining a positive rapport with clients and foreign associates


  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience is an asset
  • Legal Assistant Diploma from an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Self-motivated and responds to everyday tasks with little supervision
  • Maintain professionalism, confidentiality and discretion
  • Willingness to adapt to new and innovative technologies to improve efficiencies and the value in our workflows
  • Strong technical aptitude and a natural problem-solver for on-the-spot troubleshooting
  • Top notch attention to detail and superior organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Patent Practice tools such as Pattsey and IPManager would be preferred
  • Proven ability to use innovative and legal technologies to fulfil tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Knowledge of legal and technical procedures in a high-pressure environment
  • Demonstrated willingness to continuously improve and learn from others
  • Strong problem-solving skills and creativity
  • Service-oriented and a willingness to help; have a team-oriented approach to supporting professionals and staff
  • Flexible and able to balance competing priorities in fast paced environment
  • Enjoy executing on ideas to create a positive impact and workplace culture

All offers of employment are conditional upon the satisfactory verification of a Canadian criminal record check. Determination of the factors that constitute satisfactory verification is within the sole discretion of Bennett Jones.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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Calgary, AB

Employment Type
Full Time

Posted on February 16, 2021