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IP Docketing Specialist - Temporary

Boston, MA 02199

Posted: 03/01/2024 Specialization: Administrative Job Number: 3600

Job Description

Our client is seeking a temporary Docket Specialist for the duration of about 9 months. The company is a premier full-service law firm that has earned a solid reputation for complex ‎litigation, regulatory, and transactional work on behalf of clients in important and growing ‎industry sectors around the world. ‎
The IP Docket Specialist is responsible for the accurate review, entering, and processing of IP prosecution correspondence (patent, trademark, and copyright) received directly from the USPTO, UKIPO, EUIPO, and foreign associates in the docket system.

Accurate and timely completion of responsibilities and tasks to ensure strict deadlines are adhered to and met is essential.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for entering and tracking critical dates with respect to Patent and Trademark prosecution while discerning the appropriate information to enter into the docket in a timely and accurate manner;interpreting official documents and correspondence to gather necessary information for entry into CPi

  • Process and interpret incoming correspondence from the PTO, attorneys, clients, and foreign associates for entering into the docket database

  • Prepare timely and accurate reports, search for and retrieve filing information from websites if/when needed to maintain the integrity of the CPi database

  • Review, process, and docket all documents received from the PTO, foreign associates

  • Maintain IP records and related docket entries in CPi

  • Regularly performs significant and recurring tasks with a high degree of priority

  • Exercise good judgment in the application of policies and practices in handling all prosecution matters

  • Perform additional duties as requested by the IP Support Manager

Education & Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree required

  • Must have 2+ years of IP prosecution docketing experience, preferably in a law firm

  • Prior experience with CPI docketing systems is key to this role

  • Advanced computer Outlook and Microsoft Office Skills (Word and Excel)

  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, as well as a strong work ethic working independently and with co-workers

  • Excellent organizational skills that enable the proper management of the workload, exercising independent judgment and discretion while working autonomously under challenging time constraints with competing priorities

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to read and comprehend complex materials involving legal and technical matters;ability to accurately and thoroughly document and file information

  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with attorneys, management, and support staff

Additional Information:

Position Type/Expected Work Hours –This is a full-time temporary position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 9: 00 a.M. To 5: 00 p.M. Overtime may be required as job duties demand.

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