IP Patent Docketing Specialist

Washington D.C.
Jun 12, 2017
Jun 30, 2017
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

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