Position Summary
The IP Docket Clerk provides essential and specialized client and attorney support relating to the docketing and deadline maintenance of all phases of domestic and foreign trademark and patent prosecutions, from pre-filing to final maintenance of issued trademarks and patents.

Works as part of a docketing team that provides assistance where needed. This role is deadline driven and requires high attention-to-detail, efficiency, flexibility, accommodation of changing priorities and teamwork!

The IP Docket Clerk supports the firms U.S. and foreign practice groups. The IP Docket Clerk reports to the Docketing Manager and may be called on to help the Firm Administrator.

Key Roles & Responsibilities
Duties may include but not limited to:
  • Docket new trademark and patent matter filings, incoming office actions, and correspondence from the PTO, PCT, and Foreign Associates;
  • Run customized docket reports for trademark and patent cases on a daily basis and other specified intervals;
  • Timely opening of new client matters in our docketing systems; and
  • Review and clear U.S. and international trademark and patent dockets on a daily basis.

Performance Expectations
Qualified candidates have demonstrated:
  • Pattern of consistent, accurate, attention to detail and quality work product;
  • Application of practice specific knowledge and skills, both substantive and procedural;
  • Problem solving skills, (the ability to analyze problems and identify solutions.) Minimum Education/Certification
High school education required.

Minimum Experience
Minimum three years of IP prosecution experience required. Experienced in working with Microsoft Office Suite. Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills required. Must demonstrate professionalism, courtesy, cooperation, respect for others and relationship-building skills.

Special Skills and Knowledge
Understanding of the USPTO patent process required. Familiarity with Pattsy and First-to-File a plus.

Group: Firm Admin
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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