We are seeking a part-time Intellectual Property Docketing Clerk who is able to dedicate ten (10) hours a week, two (2) hours a day to assist our IP Practice with docketing all U.S. and foreign patent and trademark matters in Foundation IP Docketing Database. This will include handling new matter intake, entering status updates, assist with deadline reminders and due date calendar maintenance, input client information, update client files and assist with audits. The incumbent will prepare client reporting letters, and interact with the firm’s attorneys and paralegals on client-specific issues.


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Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP (TKD) is an entrepreneurial, growing, and highly supportive firm located in the heart of New York City. Our position as a mid-size firm promotes a work environment that fosters relationship building inside and outside of the office.

We care about each other, our clients, the work we do, and the communities in which we live. It’s the kind of environment where every employee can develop into their best professional selves, where everyone’s contributions matter and where each employee makes a real difference right from the start. TKD is a place to challenge and be challenged, to share ideas, and to contribute your ideas and skills as part of an exceptional team. Each day holds an opportunity to make a real impact.

What you’ll love about us:

We care about your professional and personal growth. Training and developing our team members are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to cultivating development opportunities for you and helping you achieve your targeted career goals. The firm values your unique characteristics. We foster an inclusive and diverse environment where multiple perspectives are appreciated as we understand that our employees play an intricate role in the expansion and success of our firm.

More about the firm:

The strength of the firm lies not only in its experienced attorneys and congenial atmosphere, but also in our holistic approach to law – serving businesses and individuals through commercial litigation, general corporate, real estate, construction-related matters, trust and estates, employment & labor law as well as more specialized areas, including securities, not-for-profit and education, taxation, business-related immigration matters, international law, intellectual property and bankruptcy, among others.

We have been selected by Crain’s NY Business as a Best Places to Work in New York City and have been listed on the National Law Journal’s Hot List of the top 20 mid-sized firms in the nation. Our lawyers have also garnered several prestigious recognitions for their contributions to the profession and their clients, many of our lawyers being ranked in Chambers USA, and included among Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.

TKD values diversity and recognizes that it is an essential component of our culture and is an excellent benefit to our clients. We appreciate the role of having a diverse workforce contributes to both our success and the world at large. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices.


Bachelor’s Degree, Paralegal Certificate and/or Equivalent Experience Preferred Minimum of four years related clerical work experience; IP Law Firm experience preferred. Strong knowledge of USPTO Rules. Excellent written, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills. Must have knowledge of and the ability to understand Patent and Trademark Office Rules, the patent and trademark prosecution process, and the maintenance of patents and trademarks. Must possess excellent organizational skills, be a self-starter, have a strong sense of attention to detail, excellent follow-up skills, the ability to balance multiple projects under tight deadlines even when there are competing requirements and changes in assignments. Strong computer skills necessary with experience in Foundation IP or other docketing system, USPTO databases and website, Word, Outlook, Access, and IPDAS Ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision. Ability to maintain cooperative, diplomatic working relationships with co-workers, attorneys, and supervisors; working as part of a team and collaboratively with colleagues.