Trademark Docketing Specialist

Practice Management

Job #S20191113H – Chicago, Illinois

Perkins Coie LLP has an immediate opening for a Trademark Docketing Specialist. In this role, you will process incoming mail for the Trademark/Copyright practice and enter necessary dates/deadlines into the docketing system ensuring accurate and timely entry of relevant information. 

This is a remote position.

Essential Functions:
  • Monitor Trademark/Copyright Group’s centralized Docket email folder for receipt of docketing requests and United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) correspondence.  Coordinate with those who send entries as needed.
  • Review weekly Docket Reports to ensure accuracy.  Troubleshoot and resolve docket concerns and issues.
  • Generate weekly reports including final due date reports from Pattsy Wave.  Email reports to attorneys and paralegals, as appropriate.  Run status check query report and update records.
  • Update docket entries in the event of attorney or staff departures.
  • Removal of completed items verified through Trademark Status & Document Retrieval (TSDR) and enter missing or updated information through PAIR and TSDR.
  • Monitor client closures and perform docket system clean-up of related entries as appropriate.
  • Process incoming lateral attorney client files including putting file into standard trademark format and uploading/entering dates into our system.

Required Skills:
At least 3 years’ experience with one or more computerized docket systems. Ability to work efficiently and accurately in a fast-paced environment, with superb attention to detail. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with all levels of firm personnel. Familiarity with USPTO rules and the trademark lifecycle. Familiarity with Word, Excel and Access a plus.  Excellent time management and prioritization skills needed for this position.

Education & Experience:
Requires an AA degree and 4 years of related database experience or equivalent.  Demonstrated experience in applying rules and regulations in a detail-oriented position.  Experience in a law firm preferred. 

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