IP Paralegal

Avidity Biosciences
San Diego
Jun 11, 2024
Jul 09, 2024
Contract Type
Job Title:

IP Paralegal


San Diego, CA / Hybrid

Position type:


Full time




Strive to Bring a Profound Difference to our Patients At Avidity Biosciences, we are passionate about the impact of every employee in realizing our vision of improving people's lives by delivering a new class of RNA therapeutics. Avidity is revolutionizing the field of RNA with its proprietary AOCs, which are designed to combine the specificity of monoclonal antibodies with the precision of oligonucleotide therapies to address targets and diseases previously unreachable with existing RNA therapies. If you are a committed, solution–oriented thinker, join us in making a difference and become part of our growing culture that is integrated, collaborative, agile and focused on the needs of patients.

Avidity Biosciences, Inc.'s mission is to profoundly improve people's lives by delivering a new class of RNA therapeutics – Antibody Oligonucleotide Conjugates (AOCs ). Utilizing its proprietary AOC platform, Avidity demonstrated the first–ever successful targeted delivery of RNA into muscle and is leading the field with clinical development programs for three rare muscle diseases: myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). Avidity is broadening the reach of AOCs with its advancing and expanding pipeline, including programs in cardiology and immunology through internal discovery efforts and key partnerships. Avidity is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information about our AOC platform, clinical development pipeline, and people, please visit and engage with us on LinkedIn and Twitter .

What You Will Contribute
  • Assist with preparation, filing, prosecution and maintenance of patent/trademark applications and patents/trademarks (U.S. and foreign)
  • Communicate with US and foreign IP counsel to ensure timely preparation of documents
  • Monitor and maintain prosecution case dockets for attorneys and agents
  • Manage, review, docket and send instructions for maintenance fees and prosecution deadlines
  • Prepare documents including assignments, declarations, and powers of attorney, and coordinate execution and notarization
  • Maintain the IP database; docket or monitor docketing of all entries to the database
  • Prepare patent/trademark status summary reports and patent/trademark schedule
  • Assist in due diligence projects
  • Work collaboratively with members of the Legal team and Avidity employees
What We Seek
  • Bachelors degree, Paralegal Certificate and minimum of 5 years equivalent work experience in an intellectual Property law firm or corporate legal department
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience with creating and monitoring dockets, managing patent filings and document management
  • Working knowledge of Patent Docketing and Annuity Management systems (e.g. CPA, CPI, Anaqua, or equivalent system)
  • Experience with assisting attorneys and agents in patent/trademark prosecution and patent/trademark portfolio management
  • Proficiency with Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Microsoft Office Suite, including MSWord, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, etc
  • Excellent communication skills, and strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Able to work independently and handle several projects at a time
What We will Provide to You:
  • The base salary range for this role is $92,900 – $102,700. The final compensation will be commensurate with such factors as relevant experience, skillset, internal equity and market factors.
  • Avidity offers competitive compensation and benefits which includes the opportunity for annual and spot bonuses, stock options and RSUs, as well as a 401(k) with an employer match. In addition, the comprehensive wellness program includes coverage for medical, dental, vision, and LTD, and four weeks of time off.
  • A commitment to learning and development which includes a variety of programming internally developed by and for Avidity employees, opportunities for job–specific training offered by industry, and an education reimbursement program.
Avidity Biosciences

10578 Science Center Dr. Suite 125

San Diego, CA