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Docketing Specialist

Duane Morris LLP is seeking an experienced Docketing Specialist in our Philadelphia office.


Job Summary:

Provides patent and trademark docketing support to various teams within the Intellectual Property Practice Group.


Essential Functions:

· Calendars dates in connection with patent and trademark application filings, formalities, office actions, maintenance fees · Downloads electronic correspondence from USPTO, foreign patent offices, or foreign agents and file into document management system · Circulates incoming correspondence from USPTO, foreign patent offices, or foreign agents to appropriate attorney teams · Prepares firm-standard and custom docket reports · Proactively monitors due dates to ensure deadlines are timely met · Reviews outstanding dates in docketing database, consult with supervisor, and advance or de-docket as instructed · Opens and closes matters in docketing database as needed · Assists with intakes and transfers in connection with new clients, attorney hires, attorney departures, or change in counsel · Participates in IP practice group and docketing team meetings · Provides back-up support to other docketers as needed · Performs other tasks as assigned


Job Qualifications:

· High school diploma

· At least 3 years of prior IP docketing or related work experience required · Thorough understanding of domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution and lifecycles (Nonprovisional, Provisional, PCT, Madrid Protocol) · Familiarity with various patent and trademark offices (USPTO, WIPO) · Knowledge of docketing terminology, best practices, and patent & trademark laws · Ability to independently determine priority dates, calculate due dates, and verify terms in docketing database · Experience working with docketing databases required, Patricia preferred · Experience navigating patent and trademark office websites such as EFS-Web, Public PAIR, Private PAIR, TEAS, TSDR · Strong computer skills with the ability to manipulate and analyze data · Demonstrated attention to detail, time management skills, problem-solving mindset, and collaborative spirit



Duane Morris LLP, a global law firm with more than 900 attorneys in offices across the United States and around the world, offers innovative solutions to the legal and business challenges presented by today’s evolving global markets. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including, but not limited to: medical, dental, 401(k) with firm match, pension, life insurance and generous PTO. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D