Intellectual Property Specialist

Intellectual Property / Patent Specialist (Docketing)

Location: Los Angeles, CA

The Organization: Stable Multinational Law Firm
Salary & Benefits: Base salary up to $70K, plus well-paid overtime and bonus; Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; exceptional work culture; exciting work supporting emerging markets

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Analyze incoming communication related to USPTO; process and enter required information into firm database
  • Reconcile as-filed documents, acknowledgment receipts, docket sheets, attorney comments, inbound and outbound communication against due dates in order to clear dockets
  • Manage department email for incoming communication and update as received
  • Draft system reports and customize queries regularly and upon request
  • Audit docket for inconsistencies and inaccuracies. Research, resolve 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 portfolio transfers

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of IP paralegal or docket experience
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Familiarity using a docketing system, CPI and Patricia
  • USPTO and foreign patent docketing experience 
  • Knowledge of USPTO practices and procedures 
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills a
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong proofreading and reading comprehension skills
  • Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook