Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P.A. (JWTH) seeks a Docket Administrator with 2+ years of experience in IP docketing. 

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in challenging and rewarding work in a flexible and supportive environment, while contributing to the overall success of the Firm.  JWTH offers a competitive benefits package, including:  employer-paid insurance (health, dental, life, STD/LTD) for all eligible employees; paid time off, including select holidays; and 401K plan.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with relevant experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Administrative management of intellectual property docket both for US and foreign patent and trademark matters
  • Monitor docket though software docketing system and double check dates and entries
  • Enter all due dates and reminder dates as appropriate into docket databases.  Annotate all entries as appropriate
  • Update all information in docket databases on a daily basis as indicated by attorney or as indicated from client correspondence
  • Perform periodic audits of docket
  • Appropriate review of approximately 100-200 emails per day, including docketing of new actions, closure of completed actions, routing to appropriate attorneys/staff, entering descriptive remarks for case updates or correspondence to/from clients and foreign counsel, and triage/prioritization to ensure all actions are docketed in a timely manner based on urgency
  • Review of incoming patent and trademark office documents, including docketing new deadlines, entry of new information and calculation of deadlines, review for data accuracy and update/flag of discrepancies for attorneys, and checking to ensure all incoming documentation matches most recent filings in government data
  • Review all outgoing mail to clients and foreign agents along with electronic filing receipts issued by the USPTO; add or remove docket entries from the database accordingly.
  • Prepare regular and custom reports for attorneys and staff
  • Review daily docket entries; follow up with the paralegal/attorney regarding deadlines and reminders as needed; regenerate reoccurring docket reminders
  • Enter and audit incoming transfers in docketing database
  • Train other professionals on docketing system and procedures
  • Perform additional duties as requested by the Senior Docket Administrator

Relevant Qualifications:

  • May require an Associate’s Degree in area of specialty and 2-5+ years of experience in the field or in a related area
  • 2-3 years of experience with computerized docket databases preferred
  • Strong knowledge and proficiency in foreign docketing procedures and practices
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Familiarity with federal, state, and local Intellectual Property laws and regulations
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information
  • Patent experience required
  • Trademark knowledge preferred
  • Shows excellent written, verbal, and people skills with the ability to “own problems” and resolve issues

Please direct inquires and send resumes and cover letters to:
Dan Atcheson
Firm Administrator
datcheson@jwth.com

Jenkins, Wilson, Taylor & Hunt, P.A. is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran or disability status, or status in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.