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IP&T Docket Specialist (Patent)

Dallas, TX, US Washington DC, DC, US Chicago, IL, US

Jul 23, 2022

Dentons US LLP is currently recruiting for an IP&T Docket Specialist, Patent to be resident in our Chicago, Washington, DC or Dallas office. This position will report to the IP&T Docket Supervisor, Patent Docket.



  • Docket incoming postal and electronic foreign and domestic patent mail from the USPTO and foreign associates
  • De-docket action items from the docket system
  • Update critical information in the patent docketing database daily as indicated by attorney, paralegal and secretary instructions
  • Create new patent records within the docketing software system and resolve any discrepancies within the new business intake system and the docketing software system
  • Generate basic docket reports and queries as requested by attorneys, paralegals and secretaries
  • Handle all inquiries from attorneys, paralegals and secretaries in a timely and efficient manner
  • Develop and document patent docketing business processes and train others on established processes
  • Assist the IP&T Docket Supervisor, Patent Docket with special projects/requests as needed
  • Other duties as assigned to fully meet the requirements of the position


Experience & Qualifications

  • Experience utilizing intellectual property docketing software; experience using Inprotech highly desirable
  • Minimum 2 years direct patent docketing experience
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite applications including Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of domestic and international patent processes and laws as they pertain to docketing
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field, or equivalent experience

Dentons US LLP offers a competitive salary and benefits package.


Dentons US LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We are an Affirmative Action Employer. Pursuant to local ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


About Dentons

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth