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Sonoda & Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law | 園田・小林弁理士法人

Sonoda & Kobayashi Intellectual Property Law | 園田・小林弁理士法人

Job ID
Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Post date
Sep 30, 2023
Legal Services
Export / Import, International Related Business
Work Type
Full Time / Experienced (Non-Manager)
Remote work
¥5.0M ~ ¥7.0M / Year
  • Negotiable


  • English: Native level
  • At minimum having experience with IP docketing in one jurisdiction (ideally 4 years +)
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree required
  • Visa sponsorship available


We are looking for a Docketing Administrator experienced with Foundation IP docketing software for an exciting new project. As a member of the project implementation and execution team, your role will be crucial for this project. Responsibilities include establishing procedures and serving as the Head docketing administrator for all project-related work. Your tasks will involve managing docketing records, monitoring critical due dates, and ensuring deadlines are met. You will collaborate with in-house attorneys, patent engineers, project managers patent paralegals and personnel on the client`s side, acting as an internal resource. You will be working under a direct supervision by the COO as well as the project manager.

This position requires multitasking and prioritization in a fast-paced environment, with a strong focus on attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness. Your input will be valuable in establishing new procedures and streamlining current ones. Proficiency in obtaining and effectively communicating information about pending patent applications and matters of U.S., EP, PCT and ideally Chinese and Indian patent law is essential.

•Accurately calculate due dates and timely complete all docketing and de-docketing of U.S., EP, PCT, and international deadlines to grow the company's international patent portfolio
•Review incoming and outgoing correspondence, extract relevant information, and coordinate disposition
•Add remarks from external and internal correspondence to docket actions
•Run daily reports of due dates and communicate reminders to internal team
•Upload pertinent documents to docketing system
•Obtain documents from EPO/USPTO/WIPO/IPO, CNIPA
•Proofread/double-check patent applications and filings receipts and conduct docketing audits
•Communicate with international suppliers in various jurisdictions.
•Handle other administrative responsibilities and additional projects to support global team of patent practitioners, paralegals, and administrative assistants

- At minimum having experience with IP docketing in one jurisdiction (ideally 4 years +)
- Experience with Foundation IP docketing software preferred
- Exhibits professionalism and composure in stressful situations and in meeting short deadlines
- Solid knowledge of U.S., EP, PCT, and ideally Indian and Chinese patent docketing procedures/rules or willingness to learn
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Ability to read, understand, extract, and input information accurately from legal documents
- Ability and willingness to learn new software applications
- Proven ability to work independently in meeting firm deadlines with precision and accuracy
- Strong oral, written, and organizational skills
- Team player with ability to work both independently and collaboratively
- Fluency or native level English
- Japanese skills a plus (Japanese nationality is acceptable with experience with docketing in other jurisdictions and English fluency)
- No visa requirements (our firm can help with getting a working permit in Japan)

• Minimum Bachelor's degree required

Tokyo, Japan with the possibility of partially working from home.

What's in it for you:
At Sonoda & Kobayashi, we recognize the value of our employees and engage them as true partners in running our business. We need your expertise and value your opinions. Come be a part of our team!

Last modified on October 31, 2023

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