1338 - IP Docketing Specialist
Waukesha, WI 
Posted 25 days ago
Job Description
Docketing Specialist
Waukesha, WI
IP Docketing
Friday, October 15, 2021

The Company

This is an opportunity to work with the Best. We are Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP. We are a full-service law firm with more than 350 lawyers and technical professionals who work in collaborative, interdisciplinary practices to serve clients around the world. We work with companies in all kinds of industries, as well as trade associations, nonprofits, educational institutions, governments, family trusts, and high-net-worth individuals. Since our firm's founding in 1848, we've continuously evolved to meet our clients' changing needs and expectations. One thing remains the same: For generations, clients have relied on Michael Best for exceptional legal service and business acumen.

The Location

We have offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Manitowoc and Waukesha, WI; Chicago, IL; Raleigh, NC; Washington, D.C.; Broomfield and Denver, CO; Salt Lake City and Cottonwood Heights, UT; and Austin, TX. Our contemporary office designs are ideal for concentration and collaboration and support a culture where we work together to make good things happen for our clients.

The Position

Michael Best is seeking a Docketing Specialist in our Waukesha Office. The IP Docketing Specialist will work closely with the Docketing Manager and Intellectual Property practice group to analyze, update, and maintain records on docketing software.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Utilize IP-specific software (Anaqua) to calendar and docket all IP-related activities for patent, trademark and copyright matters
  • Adhere to department and firm policies related to docketing matters and procedures.
  • Manage projects related to IP docketing.
  • Create accurate customized client reports.
  • Other docketing projects and tasks, as they arise.

Bring Your Best

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of US and foreign patent & trademark procedures
  • Strong substantive knowledge of docketing requirements as well as being analytical, organized, highly motivated, proactive and communicative. Candidate must also be a problem solver and a team player with the ability to exercise independence and professional judgment in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines and flexibility to appropriately manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated "client first" mentality: responsive, flexible, adaptable

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Intellectual Property experience with patents preferred
  • Experience in legal industry or professional service industry is preferred
  • Paralegal certificate or Bachelor's degree is a plus


  • Valid authorization to work in the U.S.

Why You Should Apply

At Michael Best, we are proud to offer a comprehensive and competitive Total Rewards package that provides a variety of resources designed to enhance its employees' overall well-being, both at work and at home. Competitive base pay, outstanding benefits, opportunities for learning and growth, all programs designed to help you plan for the future, and perks that inspire your downtime are all part of our total compensation package.

Learning and Growth

  • Challenging and Dynamic Role
  • Career Development Planning
  • Professional Growth Opportunities
  • Performance Management and Coaching
  • Specialized Training Programs

Health & Wellness

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision Care
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program

Total Compensation

  • Competitive Base Pay
  • Annual Merit Review/Incentive Pay
  • Outstanding Benefits
  • Generous PTO Plus 10 Paid Holidays
  • Performance Recognition

Planning for the Future

  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Short Term Disability Plan
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Parental/Family Leave

Culture and Workplace

  • Respected Organization with Collaborative Culture
  • Growing Firm with an Exciting Future
  • Healthy Work-Life Balance
  • Contemporary Work Environment
  • Positive and Respectful Work Climate

To be considered for this position, please submit an application via our online portal. Please contact our Recruiting Specialist, Regina Kautzer (rnkautzer@michaelbest.com), with any questions.

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Michael Best Strategies LLC, and Michael Best Consulting LLC (collectively known as "Michael Best") are steadfastly committed to providing equal employment opportunity and maintaining a workplace for employees and applicants for employment that is free from discrimination based upon age, race, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact our Recruiting team at 414.225.4999 or careers@michaelbest.com to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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