Sr IP Docketing Specialist

Legal Support
19000019 Requisition #
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DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results oriented people who enjoy working in a fast paced environment and have exceptional problem solving skills.

If you are a highly talented Sr IP Docketing Specialist interested in working closely with attorneys and staff teams to provide client support, we want to hear from you! 

This position is located in the Palo Alto office. 

Minimum Requirements:
  • High school diploma
  • 5 years’ docketing experience 
  • Prior patent prosecution docketing experience
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 

Preferred Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of foreign and domestic patent prosecution rules
  • Strong knowledge of IP docketing systems and business software

What will your day look like?
The IP Docketing Specialist ensures that all docketing dates and deadlines are met for assigned attorneys, groups, and/or offices.You will be responsible for reviewing and docketing all incoming correspondence. This includes opening new case files and inputting records into the database for both foreign and domestic cases. You may also maintain a monthly USPTO deposit account as well as assist the IP Coordinator and IP Supervisor by reviewing all correspondence and records pertaining to IP Prosecution. You will process requests to transfer cases in and out of the firm, including updating its relevant database and sending boxes with appropriate letters and content lists. You will also prepare and distribute a variety of reports. 

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We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

Agency applications will not be considered.

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