Senior Associate Paralegal, Patent Operations - US Remote

Newbury Park
Oct 01, 2023
Oct 13, 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.

Senior Associate Paralegal, Patent Operations – US Remote


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you will provide paralegal support for the Patent Law group and be responsible for the preparation and/or review of U.S. and foreign patent prosecution documents. The successful candidate will work on filing US and foreign patent applications, setting forth filing instructions to outside associates, maintaining follow–up correspondence and ensuring completion of all country specific formalities.

  • Filing patent applications internationally through the PCT, entering PCT Chapter II phase, and maintaining correspondence with the International Bureau
  • Reviewing and docketing incoming correspondence
  • Reviewing documentation prior to submission to the U.S. and foreign Patent Offices
  • Coordinating invention disclosure processing and review
  • Creating, maintaining and auditing database records
  • Serving as a resource to the Patent Department staff regarding U.S. and foreign patent law rules and regulations, including making presentations at patent staff meetings.

What we expect of you

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

Basic Qualifications:

Masters degree


Bachelors degree and 2 years of legal experience


Associates degree and 6 years of legal experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of legal experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate/baccalaureate degree or completion of an ABA–approved legal assistant/paralegal program
  • 4+years intellectual property in biotechnology or pharmaceutical sector
  • US and Foreign patent prosecution experience
  • Proficiency with Anaqua docketing system
  • Motivated self–starter with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, such as oral and written communication skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems and to work both independently and in cross–functional teams.

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 $100,180 – $118,787.

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.