Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
is seeking a Trademark Docketing Specialist
with prior docketing experience to join our growing practice in Raleigh, NC. The is a newly created position and will support all aspects of U.S. and foreign trademark docketing, copyrights, TTAB and will assist with due diligence projects. This role is a vital part of the team supporting a Trademark attorney and a paralegal.
Maintain docket records and information via an electronic docketing system.
Docket trademark application filings, incoming office actions, formalities and all other correspondence related to the filing, prosecution, opposition and litigation of trademark matters.
Update the docket daily based on incoming/outgoing correspondence received from the USPTO, U.S. Copyright Office, international trademark offices, and foreign agents.
Prepare and proactively schedule periodic docket reports per office procedures as well as prepare, maintain, and distribute additional various reports as needed or requested.
Issue new docket number requests and
opening of all new matters.
Continually review outstanding open dates in electronic docket system and follow up on and/or advance dates in accordance with existing country law and practice procedures.
Assist with coordination of ITU and maintenance filings.
Update the docketing database for transfer-in and transfer-out
and changes in client information.
Conduct periodic system reviews and proactively perform internal audits/self-checks or other quality controls of the docket system.
Assist staff and attorneys with other tasks as needed. May be requested to perform other duties as required.
Requirements and Expectations:
Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred along with one to three years of substantive experience in IP computerized docket databases in a law firm setting.
Working knowledge of procedures and practices before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word) and PDF manipulation software (PDF Docs, Adobe, etc.). In addition, preference for experience with using trademark specific applications (CPI, PATTSY, etc.) and other technology related to document management (OpenText eDocs, iManage, etc.), time and billing (Elite, Abacus), and client interactions (ShareFile) to effectively support and maintain the firm’s trademark practice.
Be exceptionally well organized, analytical, and demonstrate a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment; leverage technology to gain maximum efficiency and continually adapt to changing priorities and
technology in a fast-paced work setting. Able to troubleshoot issues and develop solutions.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including excellent grammar usage and proofreading skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of firm personnel, outside clients, vendors, USPTO and foreign agents.
Be self-motivated and able to work effectively independently as well as collaboratively in a team.
candidate will be a proactive, positive, energetic and
team player with a strong client service mentality.
Maintain composure. Be able to professionally and constructively handle challenges that may arise from time to time with the workload, deadlines, work processes, dealings with other personnel, and supervision provided.
Ability to readily identify, handle and maintain confidential information with professional discretion.
to apply deductive reasoning; accept and appropriately respond to constructive feedback; interpret and follow instructions, work rules and safety and security practices; comprehend complicated issues; apply complex restrictions or guidelines and accurately present ideas, facts and information.
Moderate motor coordination needed to function effectively in an indoor professional office work environment requiring frequent and prolonged sitting, standing, repetitive finger motion, routine walking, bending, reaching and lifting up to 20 pounds.
Be available to work in the office 37.5 hours per week during regular business hours between
, Monday-Friday (subject to use of firm-authorized PTO and other excused periods of absence). The regular schedule for this position is 8:30am-5:
Availability to occasionally work additional hours or overtime (over 40 hours) when requested and approved by attorneys.
Founded in 1979, Wyrick Robbins is an entrepreneurial law firm with a focus on growth-oriented businesses. We handle financial and corporate transactions and commercial litigation as well as other legal needs of dynamic companies. Wyrick Robbins attorneys also serve as trusted advisors to founders, investors, directors, and management. Our clients range from startup and early-stage companies to established growth companies. Over the past three decades, our firm has grown to become one of the largest law firms based in the Research Triangle Park area. One important reason for our growth has been the value proposition we offer clients—high-quality legal services that deliver practical solutions—all at a reasonable cost. Wyrick Robbins offers companies a cost-effective choice without any sacrifice in quality. Our attorneys are graduates of some of the best law schools in America. Many have joined us from large, national law firms. A high percentage of our attorneys have received professional recognition for their accomplishments: 26 were selected as North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2015, 25 were chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015, and 19 were selected as North Carolina Legal Elite for 2015. Regardless of your organization’s needs or challenges, our firm stands ready to help by providing high-quality, efficient and cost-effective legal assistance.