Patent Docketing Specialist

Location
DC
Salary
$72000.
Posted
Sep 24, 2022
Closes
Dec 05, 2022
Ref
923IPMCM
Function
Administrative
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time
National Law Firm is seeking a detail oriented individual to handle docketing for US and International patents. This is fast paced environment , requiring strong written and verbal communication; excellent organizational and analytical skills with a strong understanding of domestic/foreign patent terminology , prosecution procedures and the ability to meet deadlines.

Responsibilities include:
  • Review and analyze all incoming documents and correspondence related to US and foreign patent prosecution, to determine the types and deadlines of actions to be entered in our docketing database;
  • Reconcile as-filed documents, acknowledgement receipts, attorney comments and incoming/outgoing communication against docketed deadlines in order to clear docketed items;
  • Monitor departmental email account for incoming communications and make appropriate docket updates;
  • Prepare system reports and customized queries upon request from attorneys or other staff;
  • Research and resolve docketing inaccuracies and answer questions related to the docket;
  • Enter new matters transferred from previous council, including utilizing PAIR, WIPO and foreign patent offices to obtain bibliographic information and outstanding deadlines, when applicable;
  • Maintain detailed notes to ensure client and attorney requested procedures are strictly adhered to;
  • Assist with reconciliation of audit reports and maintenance of database records;
  • Assist with other IP related tasks, as necessary;


Resumes should be sent to Catherine Mitchell,mmitchell@nri-staffing.com

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

- Strong written and verbal communication skills are required;
- Knowledge and understanding of domestic/foreign patent prosecution procedures, terminology and deadlines is required;
- Excellent organizational, problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills and attention to detail are required;
- Accurate data entry skills;
- Strong proofreading and reading comprehension skills;
- Ability to work well under pressure and adjust quickly to changing priorities while maintaining a high level of productivity;
- Typing at least 30 wpm
- Proficiency in use of office software, including Word, Excel and Outlook are helpful;
- Flexibility for overtime required

Education:
• B.A./B.S. degree is preferred. Related work experience may be used in lieu of formal education;

Experience:
• Prior law firm experience required;
• 2-7 years patent docketing experience using a computerized docket system is required. Patricia experience and advanced foreign patent docketing experience is highly preferred.
NRI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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