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Title : Patent/ip Docketing Clerk/paralegal

Location : New Jersey - Hackensack
Refer to Job # BSUS844041

Patent/IP Docketing Clerk/Paralegal Duties: The candidate will oversee and maintain the department's utilization of the firm's IP docketing and other e-docketing systems; maintain the litigation docket and court calendar. Docket and calendar through the IP Docketing Program (Anaqua, AQS). Serve as liaison to the IP Docket Technical Support Department in troubleshooting systems problems with the processing of their data. Search for, retrieve, and provide docket sheets and generate reports as requested by attorneys, legal assistants, and support staff. Obtain copies of decisions/orders rendered by the court through online Federal and State Research Programs. Prepare daily litigation calendar, as well as the Firm's bi-weekly calendar. Train law clerks and other MLC personnel to perform docketing/calendar procedures through the use of the department Docketing programs. Electronic filing of documents with courts, TTAB, USPTO, and WIPO, among others. Conduct status checks and updates to docket and maintain records of such. Comply with and understand Firm operation, policies, and procedures. Process and docket US and Foreign mail, email correspondence from foreign associates, and USPTO email correspondence on a daily basis. Process new matter requests and matter description revisions. Qualifications: The candidate should have a bachelor's degree; 4-5 years of IP Docketing experience (preferably on AQS/Anaqua or a comparable docket system); knowledge of USPTO procedures, filing requirements, terminology, and deadlines related to both Trademarks and Patents; proficient in relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems; knowledge of Federal and State rules on service of process, court rules, procedures, and personnel; familiarity with the USPTO website including the Patent PAIR System, External Patent Office Databases (WIPO, EPO, etc.); familiarity with the TTAB filing system, including TTABvue; knowledge of WIPO/US/Foreign Patent and Trademark prosecution procedures, terminology, and deadlines; familiarity with, including filing applications, ordering copies of applications/ registrations, and researching registered works; excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills; ability to handle renewal fees administration; strong attention to detail, analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills; ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality.

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