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Legal Assistant Office

Glenolden, Pennsylvania, United States
June 13, 2018

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Dolores A. Springfield

Glenolden, PA *****



To utilize my 30 years of intellectual property, legal and administrative knowledge.


Prepare and electronically file patent documents such as patent applications, patent appeals, amendments, responses to office actions, RCE’s, request for missing parts and other formal applications associated with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Utilize IPDAS, Private and Public PAIR.

Prepare application data sheets.

Provide litigation assistance in patent defense to two patent attorneys, including one who was a partner within the firm.

Record assignments and forward recorded assignments to clientele.

Compile filing receipt letters, notice of publication letters, issued patent notifications, letters patent correspondence, letters forwarding draft provisional, design and patent applications.

Utilize my knowledge of civil and patent procedure to aid in drafting, editing and discussing legal pleadings.

Handle multiple telephone calls and messages for attorneys. Regularly help at the front reception desk.

Utilize my strong attention to detail and organizational skills as well as assist with reviewing, gathering and analyzing evidence prior to trials.

Assist in client interviews by taking detailed notes. This requires having a strong understanding of information relevant to cases, having a strong respect for attorney-client privilege, and keeping confidential information safe.

Administrative duties included answering the telephone in a prompt and professional manner, filing and mailing documents, typing dictated legal pleadings, arrange travel for attorneys within my department, preparing expense reports, and greeting clients.

Technology Used


CMS Time Entry

Worldox Document Management

Private and Public PAIR

CPI Docketing

Microsoft Word


Employment History

Patent Secretary / Legal Assistant

Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, LLP, Philadelphia, PA

06/2017 - 11/2017 (contract assignment)

Patent Secretary / Legal Assistant

Reed Smith LLP, Philadelphia, PA

3/2001 – 1/2016

Patent Secretary / Legal Assistant

Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, LLP Philadelphia, PA

12/1999 – 3/2001

Patent Secretary / Legal Assistant

Seidel, Gonda, Lavorgna & Monaco, P.C., Philadelphia, PA

1/1993 – 8/1999

Patent Secretary / Legal Assistant

Paul & Paul Associates, Philadelphia, PA

7/1989 – 1/1993

References are available on request.

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