A large, full service, multi-state law firm with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Southern Illinois, and Washington D.C. Is currently seeking a IP Docket Clerk to perform data entry of all calendar activities/events for all practice groups utilizing Firm Calendar. This position is responsible for daily tracking and posting of all Court Minutes entries for the Firm by extracting information from court websites, publications and electronic download. Qualified applicants will have a minimum of one-year law-related experience with exposure to litigation and related documents. An Associate degree is preferred but not required. The person selected for this position must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
Position: Contract to Permanent (FULL BENEFIT PACKAGE OFFERED ONCE PERMANENT)
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Pay: Based on Experience
Similar Positions: Legal Secretary, Law Clerk, Paralegal
Responsibilities of the IP Docket Clerk:
Receives and dockets all forms of correspondence.
Forwards correspondence to appropriate parties with updated docket sheet.
Enters docketing information pursuant to instructions from secretary/paralegal/attorney and returns to appropriate party with updates for review.
Prepares daily, weekly, monthly and custom reports for secretaries, paralegals, attorneys and clients.
Updates references for Information Disclosure Statement purposes in the Intellectual Property Document Assembly System (IPDAS) and maintains the Patent & Trademark Links database.
Corresponds with timekeepers regarding status of daily deadlines due and prepares reports accordingly.
Requirements of the IP Docket Clerk:
At least one year of law-related experience with exposure to litigation or intellectual property (temporary)
Prior experience in patent prosecution and/or trademark
Knowledge of the patent and trademark prosecution process and maintenance for both domestic and foreign matters.
Ability to understand Patent and Trademark Office Rules.
Must possess a high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills so as to be able to work well with employees at all levels within the organization and maintain all information in the strictest of confidence. Required to use tact and diplomacy when dealing with others.