26 days old

IP Docketing Specialist

Arnold & Porter
Washington, District of Columbia
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

The Practice Support Service Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for an Intellectual Property (IP) Docketing Specialist in the Washington, DC office.  IP Docketing Specialist is responsible for assisting the IP Docket Manager in facilitating actions required to efficiently operate the intellectual property docket department by performing the day-to-day duties and functions relating to supervising the patent and trademark dockets. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Docketing all US and foreign patent prosecution mail and US trademark mail. 
  • Processing accurate data input of deadlines and other relevant docket information into the CPA Inprotech system. 
  • Reviewing the accuracy of USPTO and other documents (e.g. correctness of inventor names, filing dates, priority applications) and directing attorneys’/law clerks’ attention to errors requiring correction. 
  • Establishing future deadlines and alerting attorneys to deadlines as appropriate.
  • Preparing, routing and distributing weekly docket deadline information for domestic and foreign patent and trademark cases to designated recipients.
  • Notifying and following up, as appropriate, with attorneys and other personnel regarding applicable deadlines to be cleared from dockets. 
  • Reviewing PTO filings for accuracy, clearing the daily docket and establishing the next set of status and/or deadline dates; coordinating deliveries to the PTO with the courier service. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in support of patent and/or trademark prosecution practice.
  • Prior experience with applications in technology in support of patent and trademark prosecution practices preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and administrative skills.
  • Ability to respect, protect, and maintain confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Possess reliability, dependability and motivation.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail is paramount.
  • Exceptional client service, both internal and external.
  • Availability and willingness to work overtime hours.


Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), ethnicity, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP endeavors to make www.arnoldporter.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Director of Support Staff  Stephanie Denmark at +1 202.942.6068. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster..

Arnold & Porter is an EO Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP uses E-Verify, which is a web-based system, to confirm the eligibility of our employees to work in the United States. As an E-Verify employer, we verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees by electronically matching information provided by employees on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, against records available to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We use E-Verify because we are a federal contractor containing the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause. Please see the posters for details regarding E-Verify or contact Arnold & Porter’s Human Resources Department for more information. E-Verify Participation Poster and Right-to-work Poster.


Posted: 2022-06-09 Expires: 2022-07-09

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

IP Docketing Specialist

Arnold & Porter
Washington, District of Columbia

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast