The Charlotte office of Nelson Mullins seeks an IP Docketing Assistant to support the intellectual property group. This position reports to the IP Services Manager as a member of the Southeast IP Docketing Department. The IP Docketing Assistant is expected to perform docketing and docket clearance functions based on U.S. and international patent and trademark/copyright/domain name correspondence and requests. Some docketing of IP litigation, opinions, freedom-to-operate, and other misc. projects may be required. The Docketing Assistant will work within a newly restructured department and provided development opportunities to be completely cross-trained to handle all complex functions of the department. The department is seeking a motivated candidate who is interested in continued learning and professional development and in assuming increased department responsibilities over time.
Ideal candidate has 2+ years of IP docketing experience, preferably in a high-volume law firm environment. It is imperative that the candidate be a quick learner, have superb attention to detail and communications skills, and work well as a member of a team. Candidate should also have strong organization and prioritization skills, the confidence and knowledge to synthesize information and work independently, and the ability to stay calm under pressure. Experience with CPI is a plus.