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Angela Wilson

Dallas, TX

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Work Experience

Legal Secretary - Patent Prosecution

Baker Botts LLP
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Dallas, TX
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November 2005 to Present

Experienced IP Patent Prosecution Secretary (12 years) with current knowledge of USPTO requirements. Responsibilities include maintaining the docket for four prosecution attorneys (two partners, two associates); prepare and forward client reporting letters; prepare drafts of each response due to the USPTO, including opening and closing language and scan of rejections in an Office Action; prepare general correspondence, reports, memoranda and material of a general nature and documents specific to the practice area. Also responsible for firm-related administrative items for the supported attorneys (travel arrangements, expense reports, billing, etc. Excellent computer skills: and CPI Database, MS Word, Excel, Windows and MS Outlook, Internet, Adobe and document management databases, PGP Messenger (encryption). More detail available. Previous employers listed below: 
 
Storm & Hemingway, LLP (2002-2004) (IP boutique) 
IP Legal Secretary - contract 
 
Howison, Chauza, Handley & Arnott (2000-2002) (IP boutique) 
 
Sidley & Austin (1998-2000)  
Legal Secretary - Intellectual Property

Co-Founder, Artistic Director and Managing Director, Actor, Writer, Director

Theatre Quorum
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Dallas, TX
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December 1998 to August 2009

Responsible for all aspects of the operations of performing arts organization, including fundraising from individuals, writing and submitting narratives and financials federal, state and local government grant applications, public relations and on-site management responsibilities during events. public relations and on-site management responsibilities during events. Responsible for creating working budgets for each production. Works closely with artists, responsible for procuring crew, staff and volunteers for each production. Responsible for patron services and organizing opening night events. Responsible for heavy media and press interaction. Responsible for press releases for each production. Responsible for marketing strategies and the execution of same. Responsible for audience development strategies and group sales. Works closely with producing partners and with interdisciplinary programs at Southern Methodist University to create diverse projects for future productions. Playwriting responsibilities for original productions. Maintains databases and mailing lists. Maintains financial records and checkbooks. Responsible for IRS reporting. Participant in panels related to Dallas arts organizations, theater production and playwriting. Worked closely with representatives of the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, TACA, Inc., 500, Inc. Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, JPMorgan Chase, Center for Non Profit Management, The Shubert Foundation, The Dallas Foundation and Junior Players to ensure ongoing funding sources and programming partnerships. 
 
HomeOwner's Association Secretary/Treasurer -Secretary and Treasurer of Homeowner's Association with responsibilities for financial records, payables, receivables for 50 unit complex, record-keeping and negotiation of all contracts in coordination with Property Manager; extensive use of QuickBooks. 
 
Guest Blogger for Dallas Morning News, Arts Section. Guest Reviewer for The Dallas Voice Arts Section. On-Camera Talent represented by The Horne Agency. Playwright and screenplay writer.

Adjunct Professor

DCCCD and CCCCD
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Dallas, TX
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1995 to 2003

Collin County Community College- four semesters, Humanities 
North Lake Community College- three semesters, Acting I and II, American history 
Mountain View College- four semesters, Humanities, four semesters, Acting I, Theatre History

Education

Master of Liberal Arts

Southern Methodist University

1996

Bachelor of Arts in History

University of Texas at Dallas -
Dallas, TX

Additional Information

HomeOwner’s Association Secretary/Treasurer -Secretary and Treasurer of Homeowner’s Association with responsibilities for financial records, payables, receivables for 50 unit complex, record-keeping and negotiation of all contracts in coordination with Property Manager; extensive use of QuickBooks. 
 
Guest Blogger for Dallas Morning News, Arts Section. Guest Reviewer for The Dallas Voice Arts Section. On-Camera Talent represented by The Horne Agency. Playwright and screenplay writer.