IP Patent Docketing Specialist

Employer
NRI
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 12, 2017
Closes
Jul 07, 2017
Function
Administrative
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
DC law firm is seeking an experienced IP Patent Docketing Specialist to attend to day-to-day docketing functions of domestic and foreign patent prosecution in strict adherence to established policies and procedures for a growing and talented intellectual property law practice.

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Prepare system reports and customized queries upon request or on a routine basis.
  • Research and resolve docketing inaccuracies and answer questions related to the docket.
  • Confirm and update case data using official online databases for US and foreign patent matters
  • Assist with new client intake and client portfolio transfers, as necessary
  • Assist with other IP related tasks, as necessary
  • Analyze all incoming communication types related to US and foreign patent prosecution; discerning the pertinent information and entering required information into the docketing database.
  • Reconcile as-filed documents, acknowledgment receipts, docket sheets, attorney comments and incoming/outgoing communication against docketed due dates in order to clear dockets.
  • Monitor departmental email boxes for incoming communication and make appropriate docket updates.

Must haves:

  • 2-7 years of patent docketing experience
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of patent prosecution procedures, terminology and deadlines
  • Accurate data entry, proofreading and reading comprehension
  • Work well under pressure and adjust quickly to changing priorities while maintaining a high level of productivity
  • B.A/B.S. degree
  • Experience with CPI/Patricia preferred