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IT Assistant

Patterson Thuente IP, a full-service intellectual property law firm, has an immediate opening for an experienced IT Assistant with a focus on user desktop or help desk support.


This position will allow for a schedule of 25-40 hours per week, depending upon candidate skill and desired hours.


This position will be responsible for IT support as needed to include:

  • End user desktop / help desk assistance and support, including hardware, software, and profile set-up
  • Maintaining desktops with required software, patches, and security protocols
  • Install, remove, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems
  • Moves, adds, and changes of desktop and personal settings
  • Assist with firm-wide planning, maintenance, development testing, and security issues for all software and hardware as necessary
  • Project based IT support for the Marketing Department

The ideal candidate will have three years of hands on, relevant experience with law firm IT experience preferred.  Additional proficiency in:

  • Microsoft Windows 7/10 and Office 2007, Office 365 (Office 2016)
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional X, DC
  • HP Desktop Environment
  • Active Directory 2012 R2 or higher for User and Group Management
  • Patch Management Software
  • Windows Deployment Software or Drive Cloning
  • Web maintenance, SEO, Analytics
  • Legal or other professional services office experience
  • ProLaw experience a plus
    Knowledge of Server, SAN and Virtual Environment a plus


  • IT user desktop or help desk support and systems proficiency: 3 years
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

Successful candidates will possess the following attributes: high-level organization and communication skills; strong attention to detail; ability to demonstrate flexibility and deal with changing priorities based on business needs; exceptional judgment; ability to work effectively as part of a team, but also handle matters independently; good time management skills; and a positive, professional attitude.


Qualified candidates should direct cover letter and resume to the attention of Director of IT. For more information on the firm, please visit


Intellectual Property Law Clerk

We are looking for second or third year law students with an engineering or science degree and eligibility to sit for the patent bar to participate in our law clerk program.


Our law clerk program is as unique as the ideas we protect. This is a year-round opportunity for a flexible part-time work schedule during the school year with the possibility of a full-time role during the summer. Our law clerks are involved in real work from the beginning, such as conducting patent searches, drafting patent applications, responding to Office Actions, and assisting our litigation team. Learn more about our law clerk program.


We are currently looking for law school students with at least a B.S. degree in engineering (Biomedical, Chemical, Computer/Software, Electrical, or Mechanical), Computer Science, Physics, Math, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or similar.


Qualified candidates should submit resumes, transcripts (undergraduate and law school) and writing samples by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Patterson Thuente IP, 4800 IDS Center, 80 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402.


To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.


Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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