Associate Paralegal - Intellectual Property

Newbury Park
Sep 02, 2023
Sep 30, 2023
Contract Type


Youve worked hard to become the professional you are today and are now ready to take the next step in your career. How will you put your skills, experience and passion to work toward your goals? At Amgen, our shared missionto serve patientsdrives all that we do. It is key to our becoming one of the worlds leading biotechnology companies, reaching over 10 million patients worldwide. Come do your best work alongside other innovative, driven professionals in this meaningful role.

Associate Paralegal – Intellectual Property


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will provide administrative and paralegal support for patent–related matters under the supervision of an attorney and in coordination with other paralegals.

The position is preferably based at Amgens corporate headquarters campus in Thousand Oaks, California. The position may also be located at Amgen San Francisco or Amgen Boston and is open to remote applicants as well.

Position Responsibilities
  • Prepare patent family trees, claim charts, and monitor patent filings
  • Document organization for oppositions, Inter Partes Reviews, interferences, and preparatory global litigation work and maintain other filing systems (including electronic databases such as Anaqua);
  • Draft correspondence and engagement letters, obtain case law, organize materials, and assemble binders;
  • Schedule meetings including video conferences, coordinating travel arrangements, and utilizing on–line services (document orders, shipping, office supplies, and expense reports);
  • Track budgetary spend and invoices;
  • Set–up case watches, prepare PowerPoint presentations, word processing, copy, scan;
  • Interact with outside counsel, internal counsel, paralegals, and scientists
Additional Responsibilities may include:
  • Assist with the preparation, filing (including e–filing), prosecution, and maintenance of US and foreign patent applications. The paralegal may prepare draft correspondence; obtain references, patents, and file histories; set–up files and databases; and prepare prosecution documents such as IDS, assignments, and powers of attorney, and proofread documents

What we expect of you

We are all different, yet we all use our unique contributions to serve patients. The professional we seek is an individual with these qualifications.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelors degree


Associates degree and 4 years of legal experience


High school diploma / GED and 6 years of legal experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of experience in a law firm and/or corporate law department
  • Patent prosecution and/or patent litigation experience in an administrative or paralegal position or litigation experience in a paralegal role, preferably in a law firm or corporate law department
  • Paralegal certification
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail, effectively prioritize tasks, and concurrently manage several projects
  • Resourceful, creative, flexible, and a great teammate
  • Experience with USPTO and EPO websites and litigation management software systems
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and knowledge of SharePoint

What you can expect of us

As we work to develop treatments that take care of others, we also work to care for our teammates professional and personal growth and well–being.

The annual base salary range for this opportunity in the U.S. is $88,917 – $105,897.

In addition to the base salary, Amgen offers a Total Rewards Plan comprising health and welfare plans for staff and eligible dependents, financial plans with opportunities to save towards retirement or other goals, work/life balance, and career development opportunities including:

  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including a Retirement and Savings Plan with generous company contributions, group medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts.
  • A discretionary annual bonus program, or for field sales representatives, a sales–based incentive plan
  • Stock–based long–term incentives
  • Award–winning time–off plans and bi–annual company–wide shutdowns
  • Flexible work models, including remote work arrangements, where possible
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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancers, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.