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Patent Docket Specialist (Intellectual Property)

  • Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #642
  • Salary: $72,000

POSITION: Patent Docket Specialist (Intellectual Property)

LOCATION: New York, NY | Washington, D.C. | Los Angeles, CA | Chicago, IL | San Francisco, CA | Boston, MA

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Base salary to $85K, DOE, competitive bonus structure, medical, dental, & vision benefits, great PTO, 401k match and much more!

ORGANIZATION: Top-Ranked Law Firm


  • Review documents for court and filing deadlines
  • Enter deadlines into the IP docket database
  • Provide relevant information from the docket database, as requested by attorneys and staff
  • Streamline docketing procedures, including the maintenance of rule sets in the docket database
  • Calculate deadlines based on regulations and court requirements
  • Monitor and ensure deadline accuracy of electronic court filings
  • Liaise with attorneys and key staff to provide information about the docketing system and any changes to rules and regulations
  • Assist with reconciliation of audit reports and maintenance of database records


  • 3+ years of patent docketing experience
  • Prior law firm experience is a plus!
  • Knowledge and experience with automated docketing, and other calendaring programs
  • Experience with patent litigation process, as it relates to the courts and filing requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to operate with minimal supervision, while complying with strict deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at once
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, with the ability to learn new software and operating systems
  • Impeccable attention to detail