- San Francisco, CA
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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world's leading global law firms with over 4,000 lawyers and staff in 31 offices, is seeking to hire a Docket Clerk for the Patent Support (PATSU) Services Department of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Reporting to the Docket Supervisor, this position performs support activities related to patent prosecution, including the maintenance of patent computerized docket databases in accordance with set guidelines and procedures. While currently remote, this position will ultimately reside in the San Francisco office.
Review and extract information from foreign and domestic incoming client related communications for entry into our docketing database.
Review Patent and Trademark Office communications.
Adapt to specific docketing procedures established for each of our clients.
Monitor the Patent and Trademark Office daily dockets.
Prepare expense forms for processing of vendor invoices and deliver said forms and invoices to billing attorneys for approval.
Program, run, print and distribute docket reports to attorneys, legal secretaries and legal staff as necessary.
Assist with all tasks associated with payment of U.S. and foreign annuities and maintenance fees.
Other administrative responsibilities and additional projects as assigned.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday with flexibility to work overtime is required.
Qualified candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Post high school education and experience with CPI is preferred, but not required.
A minimum of one (1) year of related docketing experience.
Strong proofreading skills.
An organized approach to work assignments
Self-starter with a professional demeanor and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Candidates must possess a team-oriented attitude
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a basic knowledge in the following software:
Docketing: CPI Patent
Document Management: MS-Office (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel), WorkSite, Legal MacPac, Adobe Acrobat
Communications: Outlook, Office Communicator
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and may occasionally be required to move about. The employee is also regularly required to use a computer, involving substantial movements of the wrists, hands and fingers. The employee is also required to regularly communicate with others.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision and ability to adjust focus.
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