Aisha C. Rothwell
11757 Palm Desert Place
Waldorf, MD 20602
OBJECTIVE: To secure a Secretarial/IP Support Position which would allow me to utilize my education and skills for growth and stability.
STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP 03/2016-04/2018
PATENT FILING SPECIALIST
Assist two Partners, an Associate and two Patent Agents with varies duties including preparing and filing Non-Provisional-Utility/Provisional/Divisional/Continuation/CIP Applications, Response to Restriction Requirement, Information Disclosure Statements, Response to Missing Parts, Incomplete Reply, Corrected Application Papers, Preliminary Amendments, Amendments, Non-Compliant Amendments/Responses, Request for Continued Examination, Appeal/Reply Briefs and Issue Fees. Prepare and forward Reporting Letters to clients for i.e. (Non-Final/Final Office Actions, Notice of Allowances, Letters Patent, Advisory Actions, Assignments, Filing Receipts and Notice of Publications). Maintain daily docket for deadlines. Order certified applications and assignments. Use (Legal Key) system to request for files and (iManage Desksite) to save all documents worked on and created.
ELLSWORTH IP GROUP, PLLC 11/2007-02/2016
(Formerly Stanzione & Kim, LLP)
Maintain docket and workload for two Partners. Review and maintain office daily docket of filing deadlines. Docket and process all documents received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and domestic/foreign clients into docketing system (IP-Manager). Prepare various filings for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including Non-Provisional-Utility/Provisional/Divisional/Continuation/CIP Applications, Response to Restriction Requirement, Information Disclosure Statements, Response to Missing Parts, Incomplete Reply, Corrected Application Papers, Preliminary Amendments, Amendments, Non-Compliant Amendments/Responses, Request for Continued Examination, Appeal/Reply Briefs, Issue and Publication Fees and occasional payments of Maintenance Fees. Setup Proposed Response Shells. Prepare and forward Reporting Letters to clients for i.e. (Non-Final/Final Office Actions, Notice of Allowances, Letters Patent, Advisory Actions and Certificate of Correction). Open and maintain new client/matters in account and docketing systems. Entered attorney’s time entries into accounting system (Timeslips). Extensive review of prebills and invoices for grammatical, typographical and standard fee errors. Prepare debit memos and forward to client. Create and maintain file folders for each matter.
CONNOLLY BOVE LODGE & HUTZ, LLP 02/2006-11/2007
PATENT DATABASE SPECIALIST/RECEPTIONIST
Daily responsibilities include but not limited to conflict checks of abstract on all patent applications for clearance to open new cases; Open new client/matter in accounting system (Juris); Prepare cases in docketing system (CPI-Computer Packages Inc.) for US and Foreign cases; input information into IPDAS where all filing documents are prepared; Perform IPDAS and CPI updates (amend titles, examiners and art unit, application/serial number, confirmation number; filing dates and recordation information); Create file folders for all new cases; bar code file and enter into Legal Key system and deliver to appropriate secretary; Log daily filings and prepared hand-carries for courier pick-up to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Receptionist duties include but not limited to answering phones, transfer calls to appropriate employee or voicemail; greet office visitors; prepare letters and correspondences; schedule and sign for all deliveries courier; maintain log of all deliveries by couriers and/or USPS mail; assist secretaries with letters and correspondences; Report status of Assignments, Notice of Allowance, and Filing Receipts to clients.
PROVIDENCE FINANCIAL GROUP 08/2005-12/2005
Processed loan applications; Perform verifications of employment, income assets, deposit and mortgage/rent; Request for title work to be completed on properties from various title companies; Insured that everything was correct as far as bank information for which back we were sending the file to for approval; Request for appraisals to be completed; Organize files in order such as purchases have to go in one order and refinances in a different order; ensured everything that was needed in the file for approval was there and correct; Order credit report for loan officers for loan approval by manager; answer telephone calls; take messages/sending calls to the loan officers voicemail; Mail checks and other correspondences; Organize weekly meetings with loan officers regarding clients files and update all necessary information.
College of Southern Maryland
Coursework towards Associates Degree in Social Sciences
Mercer County Community College
Coursework in General Business
Trenton Central HS
References: Available Upon Request