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Senior Intellectual Property Docket Clerk

  • Thompson Coburn LLP
  • 01/03/20
  • Chicago, IL
  • 60603
  • Commensurate with experience / Yearly
  • Full-Time
If you have a passion for excellence and take great pride in your work, then we are your next employer of choice. At Thompson Coburn LLP, serving the client is our top priority, and we seek employees who value innovation, creativity and boldness to strengthen our client relationships. Currently, we are in search of experienced IP docket clerks to join our growing team of highly-skilled IP professionals. These positions require excellent organizational and critical thinking skills. Dont miss this opportunity to grow your career in a culture that encourages teamwork, fosters relationships among peers and clients, and appreciates change while improving processes.

To learn more about our the non-exempt, full-time Senior Intellectual Property Docket Clerk position currently available in our Chicago or St. Louis office, please review the responsibilities and requirements below and apply at Qualified applicants will have at least five years of experience in IP docketing in a law firm environment, and an Associate degree is preferred.
Job Responsibilities
Coordinates work allocation to IP Docket Clerks.
Assists with docketing incoming correspondence.
o Analyzes incoming correspondence and dockets as needed.
o Forwards correspondence to responsible parties with updated docket sheet, as appropriate.
o Enters docketing information pursuant to instructions from secretary/paralegal/attorney and returns to appropriate party with updates for review.
o Updates references for Information Disclosure Statement purposes in the Intellectual Property Document Assembly System (IPDAS).
Provides quality control checks on docketed items.
Prepares daily, weekly, monthly and custom reports for secretaries, paralegals, attorneys, and clients.

Corresponds with timekeepers regarding status of daily deadlines due and prepares reports accordingly.
Works with IP Practice Support Services Supervisor and other members of the IP team on administrative projects related to IP Docketing software, as directed.

Job Requirements
Knowledge of the patent and trademark prosecution process and maintenance for both domestic and foreign matters.
Experience with CPI and/or Anaqua is preferred.
Must be highly skilled at understanding and using technology.
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.
Must have ability to read, write, and communicate fluent English; ability to compose documents in the appropriate business style using correct grammar and spelling; ability to communicate clearly using proper grammar and diction over the telephone.
Must possess attention to detail, ability to balance multiple projects, and strong time management skills.
Must have ability to reason and apply common-sense understanding to situations encountered.
Ability to process routine daily functions while being able to resolve sensitive issues and complex assignments utilizing above average critical thinking skills.
Ability to work overtime as needed.
Ability to travel as required.
The physical demands of this position are representative of those that might be met by an employee in order for him or her to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. These include being both mobile and stationary throughout the workday, having the ability to transport 20 pounds and being able to operate a computer and other business equipment found in the office.

Thompson Coburn LLP is a large, full service, multi-state firm with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Southern Illinois, and Washington D.C. At Thompson Coburn, our behavior and the expectations we have of ourselves are guided by the values that we hold in the highest regard: integrity, a passion for excellence, a focus on serving the client, a value of diversity, innovation, creativity, trust, and loyalty. Within the Firm, we value each other as people and colleagues. In addition to the exceptional working environment and a competitive salary, Thompson Coburn provides the following benefit options to qualifying employees:
Medical Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Life Insurance & ADD policies
Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
Paid Parental Leave
401(k) Profit Sharing plans
Parking/Transportation Stipend
Section 125 Plan (Pre-tax premiums, dependent care and medical reimbursement)
Paid Holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee Wellness Program
Tuition Reimbursement
College Savings Plan Deductions (529 Plans)
Long Term Care

Applicants interested in applying to Thompson Coburn LLP are required to complete our online application, which can be found by visiting the site below.
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