Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP (Calfee), a full-service corporate law firm in Ohio, is seeking an experienced IP Docket Clerk for its Cleveland office. This position is responsible for executing a wide range of docketing functions, in the Intellectual Property practice group, according to the Firm's established policies and procedures. The successful candidate will possess a high level of attention to detail, organization, professionalism, as well as observe strict confidentiality of client and Firm matters.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Process and docket paper mail (US & Foreign), email correspondence from foreign associates, and USPTO email correspondence on a daily basis.
Process new matter requests, and requests for additional folders and inserts for existing matters.
Works with other Docket Clerks to prepare files to be opened and receive files transitioned into the firm; prepare files to be transitioned out of the firm.
Process and docket internal attorney updates.
Conduct status checks and updates to docket, and maintain records of such.
Create and generate reports for attorneys, staff and clients.
High school diploma or equivalent; some college coursework a plus
Minimum 2 years IP experience in an area involving Patent and Trademark prosecution
Knowledge of USPTO rules and procedures
Knowledge of foreign patent and trademark office rules and procedures a plus
Experience or exposure to patent annuity management, with or without the assistance of a third party vendor, a plus
Proficiency in MS Office Suite; database management experience a plus
Detailed-oriented with good analytical and critical thinking skills
Excellent data entry skills
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits program and an excellent work environment. Qualified candidates should send their resume with salary requirement to: Eureka Morton, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP Cleveland, OH or E-mail: (see below). We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Employment Type: Permanent
Work Hours: Full Time
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