IP Docketing Paralegal

Job Title: IP Docketing Paralegal

Type: Perm

Start Date: ASAP

Location: see below - hybrid

Salary: commensurate with experience

At least three days a week in the office.  Can be based in any of the locations – Boston, East Brunswick, Hartford, Indianapolis, Miami, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Stamford, Trenton, Washington, DC, Wilmington

Docket Clerk 

Maintains a historical record of service and filings. Computers and calendars corresponding due dates on the computer system. Alerts Firm attorneys, patent agents, and assistants of receipt of notices, and impending deadlines. Assists attorneys and secretaries with generating Docket Reports as necessary.


  • Handle the daily maintenance and overall operation of the Firm’s computerized docketing system including the docketing of all incoming mail from the USPTO, international patent offices, clients, and international associates; docketing prosecution and interference due dates for all US patent cases into the docketing system including USPTO and court filings dates; abandoning cases and entering data relating to cases transferred to and from the Firm.
  • Maintain the accuracy and integrity of all data entry including the data entry of new US and foreign, patent, interference, and litigation case data; Maintain a high level of quality by reviewing all data entry daily.
  • Clear due dates on the docketing system daily per instruction from Attorneys/Assistants.
  • Assist in opening, stamping, logging, and distributing mail; processing incoming facsimiles and other duties as assigned.
  • No supervisory responsibilities


  • 2 plus years of US and foreign docketing experience required; computerized docketing experience required.
  • CPI & IP experience required.
  • Thorough knowledge of U.S. Patent and Trademark filing, prosecution, and registration procedures.
  • MS Office and Word-Perfect experience required, Type 50-75 WPM
  • Must be able to exercise independence and good judgment; have excellent attention to detail; and maintain discretion with confidential and sensitive information.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Must maintain a high-quality work product, can schedule work to meet department deadlines, and be able to perform job responsibilities under pressure efficiently, productively, and in a professional manner.
  • High school graduate required; undergraduate degree preferred.