Docketing Coordinator


LOCATION:  Detroit, Ann Arbor or Lansing, Michigan, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Remote

GENERAL PURPOSE: Work with members of the Firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group performing tasks associated with daily docketing of US, PCT, and foreign intellectual property matters, including trademarks, patents, and related matters.


  • Process and route all prosecution-related correspondence, including entry of relevant data in docketing system software; docket completed items.
  • Create and update matter records in docketing system.
  • Handle daily “critical” docket items, including verifying status with attorneys and support staff, escalating to managing attorneys/partners as needed.
  • Perform other assigned tasks including review of existing processes, and implementation of appropriate docket actions for US, PCT, and foreign filing.


  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization skills.
  • Proactive in problem-solving.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Motivated and willing to add responsibilities.
  • Flexible to work overtime as needed to perform the essential duties of the position.


  • 3+ years’ experience in patent and trademark docketing, law firm experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of USPTO, PCT, and international procedural rules and regulations.
  • Anaqua docketing software experience preferred, but other docketing software experience may be acceptable.
  • Experience searching US and foreign patent office databases to verify docketing-related data.

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