Intellectual Property Docketing Specialist

COJK is seeking qualified candidates to fill a full-time, non-exempt IP Docketing Specialist position. Qualified IP Docketing Specialist candidates will have a minimum of two years of IP docketing experience, strong organizational and communication skills, high level of accuracy and attention to detail, and a desire to produce a quality work product.


  • Review incoming foreign and domestic mail, faxes, and e-transmissions related to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other types of intellectual property; update bibliographic data, docket deadlines, and forward relevant documents to assigned legal teams per firm procedure
  • Review internal requests from attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants, and update client and matter data/deadlines accordingly
  • Conduct conflict searches, and open new clients/matters per firm policy
  • Run and analyze daily, weekly, and monthly reports, and update docketing database per firm procedure
  • Work effectively and efficiently as an integral member of a team of docket clerks who alternate job duties; collaborate on docketing projects; communicate openly to solve problems; and double check each other's work
  • Complete special projects as assigned by the Docketing Lead and Docketing Supervisor


  • Comprehensive knowledge of foreign and domestic intellectual property law and rules related to docketing
  • Sound understanding of a docketing database, including but not limited to updating informational records, running conflict searches, opening and closing new clients/matters, calendaring deadlines, and running reports
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to identify problems and the initiative to find appropriate solutions
  • Highly organized with an acute attention to detail
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to effectively interface with Docketing team members, attorneys, and legal staff
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Appreciation for timelines and deadlines
  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure
  • Ability to work well independently and as an integral part of a team


  • Dependent on experience
  • Full benefits:
    • Medical/Dental/Vision/LTD/STD
    • 401(k)
    • Metro Pass

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