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DLA Piper IP Docketing Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts

DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law. Job applicant poster viewing center ( .

DLA Piper LLP (US) has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccine policy, and this position may require in-office presence. Request for reasonable accommodations may be considered in accordance with applicable laws

DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results-oriented people who enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have exceptional problem-solving skills.

If you are a highly talented IP Docketing Specialist interested in working closely with attorneys and staff teams to provide client support, we want to hear from you!

This position is located in the Philadelphia office. However, the Intellectual Property department is fully remote.

Legal Support team members are vital to our clients. They provide innovative, on-time support to attorneys and paralegals and provide world-class service to our clients.

The focus for legal support team members is on exceptional customer service. Working collaboratively across teams, locally, regionally, and nationally, we tap into each individual’s strengths and experience while providing all with an avenue to share expertise with other team members.

The legal support team structure allows all its members to feel they have the ability to make an impact on the longer-term success of the firm. This structure also encourages career development and allows flexible scheduling, providing a wealth of training and mentoring to help you excel and expand your skill set and boundaries.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma

  • Some office and/or corporate experience in a law firm or professional services environment

  • Strong written and communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Exceptional candidates will be trained

Preferred Requirements:

  • 5 years’ docketing experience

  • Strong knowledge of foreign and domestic patent prosecution rules

  • Strong knowledge of IP docketing systems and business software

  • Prior patent prosecution docketing experience

What will your day look like?

The IP Docketing Specialist will be responsible for reviewing and docketing all incoming correspondence including USPTO correspondence as well as client and foreign correspondence. You will create, populate, and maintain electronic files. You will distribute correspondence via an electronic distribution interface to appropriate parties. You will process requests to transfer cases in and out of the firm, including updating its relevant database and coordinating with the records department in sending electronic files or work with outside counsel to receive electronic and physical files. You will also prepare and distribute a variety of reports and other duties as necessary.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website ( .

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

Agency applications will not be considered.

Job: Legal Support

Organization: Intellectual Property & Tech

Title: IP Docketing Specialist

Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia

Requisition ID: 21000788

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