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A mid-size law firm in Boston is seeking a Docket Specialist to join their Patent Prosecution Department. The Docket Specialist will be responsible for working both independently and with the docketing team to maintain the firm’s docketing database by processing, analyzing and docketing of daily incoming correspondence from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), foreign patent offices, foreign associates and clients including entering of new records and actions, docketing of completed actions and as well as preparing various docket reports.
Skills and Experience
5+ years of experience in patent docketing with a patent law firm or related experience required.
Knowledge and understanding of US and foreign patent prosecution procedures, terminology and deadlines as well as familiarity with various Patent Office databases, including USPTO’s PAIR.
Previous experience using industry standard docketing database such as CPI required.
Exceptional attention to detail.
Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability and flexibility to respond well and prioritize and multi-task in a timely manner in a fast paced, high volume, due date driven environment.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.