Docketing Specialist (Patent/Trademark) (DFM #670)

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Large, international law firm is seeking DOCKETING SPECIALIST to handle a variety of patent and/or trademark docketing duties and responsibilities according to established firm olicies and procedures and USPTO and foreign rules.  The Docketing Specialist reports to the Sr. Patent Docketing Specialist/Supervisor.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

-Follow the established policies and procedures of the department recognizing any differences in policies and procedures to be brought to the attention of the Sr.Patent Docketing Specialist/Supervisor.

-Accurately docket USPTO and foreign patent and/or trademark mail in docketing system according to established procedures.

-Generate and monitor daily docket of deadlines and ensure that deadlines are met and system is properly updated.

-Review incoming and outgoing emails/faxes/mail and update docketing systems as necessary.

-Review/double-check selected patent documents before electronically filing them with the USPTO.  Use checklists to facilitate this review.

-Provide assistance with overflow docketing and/or coverage for other offices.

-Respond to requests from attorneys, secretaries, and Practice Systems staff.

-Assist with various Docketing Dept. projects.

-Generate reports and dockets.

-Process transferred-in files/matters including: assigning numbers based on case relationships, accurately docketing them in the system, and providing detailed reports to attorneys/seretaries/paralegals.

-The Sr. Patent Docketing Specialist/Supervisor may assign the Docketing Specialist to be a mentor to others.

-Regular contribution to the patent manual.

-Regular, consistent attendance is essential.

-Occasional travel may be required.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

-Advanced knowledge of docketing and patent/trademark processes as normally acquired through training, education, and several years of work experience in the IP field.

-Ability to work in electronic work environment.

-Ability to change and adapt to current and future responsibilities and circumstances.

-Ability to identify issues and problems and proactively work to solve them.

-Ability to work well within a team-oriented environment and contribute to effective team relationships.

-Excellent interpersonal skills in order to maintain effective relationships, in person and via telephone and email.

-Professional conduct, service-oriented attitude and acute attention to detail.

-Work occasionally requires more than normally scheduled work hours to perform the essential duties of the position.

-5-10+ yrs. experience in Intellectual Property Patent and/or Trademark.


Salary:  $60,000-$85,000 DOE


Firm provides a very competitive benefit package along with beautiful offices in Uptown!





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