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Are you a Patent Docketing Specialist? Would you like to work with one of the top IP firms in the US? Are you looking for a place with a great work/life balance? If so, R & W Group has a fantastic new opportunity! One of our favorite law firm clients is looking for a Docketing Specialist with at least five years of solid experience of U.S. and foreign patent prosecution procedures.


  • Reserve new matter numbers from accounting and docket new patent and trademark applications;

  • Review and process transfer-in files and update the docket system accordingly;

  • Docket incoming (PTO, PCT and Foreign Associate) correspondences as needed;

  • Review incoming and outgoing emails and update the docket system accordingly;

  • Clear the docket on a daily basis to ensure that deadlines are met and the system is properly updated;

  • Process EFS receipts and assist in quality control by reviewing the filing and referring to any errors or omissions observed during the normal course of processing the EFS receipt;

  • Prepare client status reports for attorneys as needed;

  • Provide assistance with overflow docketing and/or coverage as assigned by the Docketing Manager;

  • Process attorney special requests including, case closing, client matter changes, assignment changes, etc.; and

  • Perform electronic searches with the USPTO, WIPO, and foreign websites as needed.


  • 5+ years of experience of U.S. and foreign patent prosecution procedures;

  • Knowledge of Inprotech® preferred or similar docketing software products;

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills;

  • Detailed oriented and strong organizational skills;

  • Must be a team player; and

  • Some college preferred.

Solid compensation and benefits. Hybrid work environment. Great team.

To be considered, please submit a Word resume via this link.


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