Review and docket all incoming and outgoing correspondence and all incoming and outgoing transferred files; ensure that applicable deadlines and information is relayed to the appropriate attorneys; maintain docket listings for all upcoming deadlines, provide timely docket reports and clear docket on a daily basis; and other duties as assigned.
Receive, open, and review all incoming mail. Review all correspondence pertaining to IP prosecution and enter all due dates contained in incoming correspondence, including faxes and emails, into the docketing system; coordinate with attorneys/staff to ensure that all deadlines are met; open new matters and input records into database for both foreign and domestic patent and trademark cases; and process requests to transfer cases in and out of the Firm, including updating database.
Desired Education: High School Diploma or equivalent
Desired Job Experience: Minimum of eight (8) years of patent and trademark, domestic, and foreign docketing experience
Knowledge of IP docketing system, MDC/IP Master preferred; strong communication skills; knowledge of both foreign and domestic patent and trademark prosecution rules; ability to multi task and strong attention to detail; and excellent organizational and project management skills required.
Minimum Physical Requirements:
Long periods of sitting required, use of hands and fingers to type, long periods of looking at computer monitor, and ability to lift case files, up to 10 pounds.