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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 10/9/2016

Alere Waltham, MA

Waltham, MA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
High School Diploma or GED


Alere Inc. seeks an experienced patent docket coodinator to join the IP group at our offices in Waltham, MA. This position reports to the Chief IP Counsel and Trademark Manager.

Primary Duties

Open and maintain records for Alere's patent prosecution matters in a web-based patent docketing system.
Review and analyze correspondence from U.S. and international patent offices, counsel, attorneys and paralegals.
Verify and clear deadlines and reminders.
Prepare and distribute docket reports.
Assist with: domestic and foreign patent applications, preparation and legalization of documents, verifying and recording chain-of-title documents, and research and preparation of supporting material for patent and trademark preliminary searches, evidence of use, oppositions and litigation.
Respond to inquiries regarding case status and correspond with IP group members and business colleagues regarding same.
Generate bi-weekly docket reports and periodic status reports as needed.
Provide back-up to the Trademark Manager and IP staff.

Key Qualifications
3-5 years of domestic and international patent docket experience
Experience with patent portfolios
Strong organizational skills
Detail oriented, strong proofreading skills
Strong oral and written communication skills
Experience with patent docket programs (CPA Foundation IP a plus)
Experience with Microsoft Office
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and a team-oriented attitude


High School Diploma required
Bachelors Degree and/or Paralegal Certification preferred.

Alere (NYSE: ALR) believes that when diagnosing and monitoring health conditions, Knowing now matters. Alere delivers on this vision by providing reliable and actionable information through rapid diagnostic tests, enhancing clinical and economic health outcomes globally. Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., Alere focuses on rapid diagnostics for infectious disease, cardiometabolic disease and toxicology. Alere is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts and has recently entered a merger agreement with Abbott Laboratories.

For more information on Alere, please visit

Alere Inc. offers a competitive compensation package, including medical and dental benefits, 401K with company match, life insurance, employee stock purchase plan, short and long term disability, flexible spending accounts, vacation and holiday pay, casual atmosphere and more.

Alere Inc. is an equal employment/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability please send an email to to let us know the nature of your request.


Alere's success is driven by a spirit of entrepreneurship, a tradition of innovation and an enthusiastic pursuit of market opportunities worldwide. Strong organic growth year after year, coupled with over 50 acquisitions over the past 5 has helped shape a dynamic, action-oriented company culture – one that values its geographic and cultural diversity while aspiring to a common organization culture across the globe.

Company Size:
5,001-10,000 Employees
Health Care
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Waltham, MA 02453

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