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Robert Half Intellectual Property (IP) Docket Specialist - Entry level in Tampa, Florida



  • Use the firm IP docketing management system to process and docket all manner of incoming and outgoing communications with the USPTO and foreign associates

  • Generate attorney docket reports and daily reminders and collaborate with attorneys and legal administrative assistants to manage IP deadlines

  • Provide advanced administrative support to the IP Administrator and attorneys by participating in all day-to-day administrative affairs, including preparing external correspondence, reports, managing docket performance and completing special projects as directed, and management of USPTO deposit account

  • Address multiple demands on the Attorneys’ schedules, including responding to clients’ requests, communicating with foreign associates, and preparing materials for client meetings

  • Participate in legal projects, including assisting with the drafting of documents, conducting patent and trademark searches, maintaining databases, and originating documents to be filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Obtain a solid understanding of US and foreign patent and trademark laws, procedures and rules


Minimum Requirements

  • High school graduate required; Associate or other undergraduate degree preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Ability to manage multiple requests, assess priorities, and achieve solutions under deadlines

  • Accurate data management

  • Strong proofreading and organizational skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and in a team oriented environment

  • Professional, positive attitude

  • Intelligent and quick learner

  • Type 50-75 WPM

  • Must be able to exercise independence and good judgment and maintain discretion with confidential and sensitive information

  • Must maintain a high quality work product, have the ability to schedule work to meet department deadlines and be able to perform job responsibilities under pressure efficiently, productively and in a professional manner

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