Specialist Patent — Patent Searcher

  • Company: Amgen
  • Posted: January 12, 2017
  • Reference ID: R-24793
The Specialist Patent - Patent Searcher will work within the Intellectual Property Law Group to define and conduct Intellectual Property (IP)-related information searches in a broad portfolio of therapeutic modalities in multiple therapeutic areas. The successful candidate will review and analyze search results, and present the findings to Amgen's IP lawyers.
This position may be located at Amgen's corporate headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA or at Amgen's site in South San Francisco, CA.
If the selected candidate is based at Amgen's South San Francisco site, it is expected there will be travel to Thousand Oaks (up to 25%).
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Communicating with Amgen IP lawyers in determining the scope and design of searches.
Conducting IP-related searches which include: freedom-to-operate, patentability, patent opposition/invalidity
Supporting due diligence work, monitoring competitor patent applications and patent families, and conducting legal status reviews.
Drafting reports that clarify and summarize search results and presenting the findings to Amgen IP lawyers.
Basic Qualifications
Doctorate degree
Master's degree and 2 years of search experience
Bachelor's degree and 4 years of search experience
Associate's degree and 10 years of search experience
High School/GED and 12 years of search experience.
Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree or Doctorate degree, and experience in medical devices, chemistry, and biology/biotechnology.
Technical understanding of pharmaceutical industry technologies (e.g., large and small molecule therapeutics, manufacturing and process development, and drug delivery), and ability to construct search strategies.
Self-starter with attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
Problem solving skills, particularly in analyzing and refining searches using various search databases.
General patent law, and/or other legal experience.
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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