Associate Paralegal – Intellectual Property

  • Company: Amgen
  • Posted: January 12, 2017
  • Reference ID: R-31044
Job Summary
Amgen has an Associate Paralegal opening that provides administrative and paralegal support for patent matters under the supervision of an attorney and in coordination with litigation paralegals.
Position Responsibilities
Document organization for oppositions, Inter Partes Review proceedings, and preparatory global litigation work
Maintain filing systems (including electronic databases)
Draft correspondence and engagement letters; obtain references, case law, patents, file histories; organize materials, set-up binders
Schedule meetings including video conferences, coordinating travel arrangements, and utilizing on-line services (document orders, shipping, office supplies, and expense reports)
Interact with outside counsel, internal counsel, scientists, and paralegals; track budgetary spend and invoices
Set-up case watches; prepare power point presentations, word processing, copying and scanning
Assist with the preparation, filing, prosecution and maintenance of patent applications globally, including preparation of IDS, assignments and other prosecution documents
Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree and 4 years of legal experience
High school diploma / GED and 6 years of legal experience
Preferred Qualifications
Litigation experience in a paralegal role and/or patent prosecution or patent litigation experience in a secretarial position, preferably at a Fortune 500 company or at a mid to large size law firm
Paralegal certification
Strong communication and organization skills, as well as detail-oriented
Patent experience with knowledge of the USPTO and EPO websites and litigation management software systems, such as ProLaw and Catalyst
Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and knowledge of Deltaview, Sharepoint
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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