Sr Intellectual Property Docketing Specialist

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Nov 12, 2020
Closes
Dec 03, 2020
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
About Us:

To match the signature style and passion of Target's distinctive retail brand, Target Legal Affairs is a dynamic and deeply knowledgeable team of experts. Whether specializing in law, government affairs, employee relations, risk, compliance, ethics, security or food safety, we use our expertise and influence to advocate for Target, support Target's business and mitigate risk for the company. We work with both internal and external entities on key issues that affect Target's ability to productively, ethically and securely conduct business. Through our understanding of Target's business models and operations, we help facilitate Target's growth, and provide guidance that leaders rely on to make appropriate, well-informed decisions. Simultaneously, we help protect the business by applying our comprehensive understanding of risk and the law on issues that impact our brand, guests, team members, stores, distribution centers and corporate locations.

Here, you'll enjoy working autonomously with a healthy work-life balance. Your passion for learning the business, collaborating with others and building relationships with senior leaders and key business partners that you support will be essential to tackling the ever-changing legal and risk-based challenges we face in a dynamic and fast-paced retail environment.

As a Sr. IP Docketing Specialist on the Target Brands team, you'll manage all aspects of IP docketing for our U.S. and international IP portfolio, with a focus on trademarks, including related disputes and special projects. On a daily basis, you'll review a high volume of official documents and correspondence between Target Brands and our outside counsel, US and foreign trademark offices, business partners and vendors. You will work proactively with the Brands team to extract all pertinent data and input relevant information and deadlines into Target's IP docketing database, ensuring the information is recorded correctly and action is taken so no deadlines are missed. Additionally, you'll perform docket clearance by assessing correspondence and proofing filings to determine next action for entry into the docketing database. You'll proof official documents for accuracy, scan and save critical documents to relevant electronic files and generate reports, letters and other correspondence. You'll create new records in docketing and billing databases, assist the IP group with management of outside counsel billing, work as a team to document best practices, and perform other duties as assigned.

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs.

About you:
  • Has at least 5 years docketing clerk or docketing specialist experience
  • Experienced with Anaqua or another intellectual property matter management/docketing software
  • Understands and has substantial experience with trademark clearance, prosecution, renewal and enforcement processes
  • Understands and has some experience with patent investigation, prosecution and maintenance (preferred)
  • Familiar with copyright and IP enforcement claims
  • Able to process a high volume of documents in a timely manner
  • Task-oriented, highly organized, efficient, and self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks and to work under pressure with multiple managers.
  • Possesses strong oral and written communication skills, including business English, composition, spelling, grammar, proofreading, and attention to detail.


Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

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