A Patent Docketing Specialist must have a solid understanding of the United States, International, and various foreign Patent Office rules, procedures, and guidelines. He/she must be able to apply this information correctly when reviewing PTO submissions to ensure we are meeting the requirements set in the respective communications. The integrity of the information maintained in the system is vital to ensuring the legal staff meet critical deadlines. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: creating and maintaining patent prosecution files, maintaining database, entering deadlines and other case-specific data into docketing system, interpreting documents and identifying deadlines, preparing weekly and periodic reports, and following-up on deadlines. The specialist must be available to work overtime when required to meet the demands of this position. In addition, any general office administrative functions as necessary.