Job Description

Position Title:  Docket Clerk 
Intellectual Property – IP
Location:  Washington, DC
Industry:  Law Firm / Legal Services
Status:  Full Time, Direct Hire  


Position Summary:

  • Record and monitor client and legal deadlines and inform responsible attorneys of deadlines in a timely manner
  • Process mail, input and verify deadline dates into docketing system, and publish docket reminders
  • Review USPTO filings for completion and accuracy of format
  • Ensure that proper payment for government fees is processed
  • Provide system search upon specific request
  • Process filing receipts, review documents and determine docketing dates


Qualifications Summary:

  • Minimum 1 year docketing experience
  • Patent and trademark experience highly preferred
  • Working knowledge of docketing software products
  • High school diploma or equivalent; college coursework an asset
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints
  • Strong problem-solving and collaboration skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Strong proofreading skills
  • Excellent attention to detail


This is a full time position in NW Washington, DC with excellent benefits and a competitive salary.  The candidate will need to be available for overtime work as needed. Starting salary is commensurate with experience and education.