INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASSISTANT, PATENTS
DWW is seeking an experienced (3+ years) patent assistant, who is energetic, friendly and dynamic, for a busy Intellectual Property Department. The preferred candidate will have experience in accounting and database systems with good skills for managing correspondence and due dates, and dealing with clients both inside and outside Canada.
The successful candidate will have the ability to perform responsibilities with high professional and ethical standards, and will be able to work independently and proactively. Attention to detail and time management skills are essential, as are communication skills and an ability and willingness to learn. Good organizational skills, proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, and excellent English grammar are essential. A knowledge of trademarks would be an asset.
You would provide support in a group of 3 Patent lawyers and one other assistant, monitoring due dates and other time sensitive matters, and working with clients and our internal team to ensure full and timely responses. You would handle and manage all associated all administrative tasks for the practice such as file management, docketing and billing, as well as correspondence and other communications with the IP offices and with our clients.
Deeth Williams Wall is a highly-regarded boutique IP law firm located in Toronto. The firm and its lawyers have been ranked as industry leaders by Lexpert Magazine, Canadian Lawyer, Best Lawyers of Canada, Who’s Who Legal, Legal 500, Chambers Canada, and other publications. Recent accolades include being Rated Top 10 IP Boutique by Canadian Lawyer Magazine for 2022-2023 and being recognized by The Globe and Mail as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms for 2022.
We are an equal opportunity employer, embracing diversity to create a workforce that reflects our society.
You would bring:
Candidates who meet the above qualifications are asked to email their resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
STUDENT PROGRAM AT DEETH WILLIAMS WALL LLP
Students who are eager to work in a challenging and self-motivated environment will find working at Deeth Williams Wall LLP highly rewarding. As a boutique firm, we offer students the opportunity to work on cutting-edge files normally found at the largest Toronto firms, while maintaining the intimacy and personal attention of a small firm.
We provide our students with valuable exposure to some of the most rapidly developing areas of law, including information technology, biotechnology and health care regulatory matters. Although the work focuses mainly on intellectual property and technology, we provide our law students with a wide range of legal experience. Students are involved in a variety of complex litigation and transaction files. They are also encouraged to attend continuing legal education seminars, join professional organizations and enjoy firm and professional social functions throughout the year.
OUR ARTICLING PROGRAM
We normally employ one or two articling students per articling term. The firm accepts applications in accordance with the Law Society of Ontario's Articling Guidelines.
2023-2024 Articling Recruitment
The firm's 2023-2024 articling student position has been filled.
OUR SUMMER STUDENT PROGRAM
We normally employ one or two summer students per year. The firm accepts applications in accordance with the Law Society of Ontario’s Summer Recruitment Guidelines.
2023 Summer Student Recruitment
The firm’s 2023 summer student position has been filled.
Inquiries about the Student Program at Deeth Williams Wall LLP may be directed to:
Deeth Williams Wall LLP
150 York Street, Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S5
We accept applications by hand delivery, mail, viDesktop, email and fax. It is our preference that applications be submitted through the viDesktop portal.
For more information on Articling and Lawyer Licensing requirements in Ontario, please visit the Law Society of Ontario’s Lawyer Licensing website.