McDermott Will & Emery LLP is a leading international law firm with a diversified business practice representing commercial, industrial and financial enterprises both publicly and privately held. The Firm has a long history of social responsibility and supporting the communities in which our people live and work.
The Orange County office is seeking a Docketing Specialist for the IP Prosecution, Transactions and Strategy Practice Area.
As an Intellectual Property Docketing Specialist, you will:
Print information as required regarding each date entered into docket databases and attach to incoming mail; forward to appropriate parties. Review all incoming client mail (including U.S. Mail, e-mail, courier packages, faxes) to determine due dates or reminder dates that need to be entered into Firm's computerized docketing database. Enter all due dates and reminder dates as appropriate into docketing database. Annotate all entries as appropriate. Review PTO EFS/TEAS filing receipts, attorney and client and outgoing correspondence and update docketing database accordingly. Prepare daily and weekly reports. Prepare daily docket reports and follow up to ensure that they have satisfied all the day's due dates. Assist other IP Docketing Specialists in double-checking to ensure all dates docketed by that specialist are accurate. Provide back-up support for other offices as needed.
Bachelor's Degree preferred but not required Minimum of 1 year of experience in computerized docket databases. Knowledge of procedures and practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Foreign docketing experience preferred but not required High degree of accuracy and attention to detail Ability to work independently and as part of a team Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word) Strong written and verbal communication skills Strong organizational skills Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment Ability to handle and maintain confidential information