Patent Coordinator - Biotechnology & Process Development

South San Francisco, CA
Jul 08, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Amgen is searching for a Patent Coordinator Biotechnology & Process Development in our Intellectual Property and Litigation group. This role can be based at either Amgens research site in South San Francisco, California, or at our corporate headquarters in Thousand Oaks, California.

The successful candidate will provide support to the Intellectual Property Law team by assisting with the preparation, filing (including e-filing), prosecution, and maintenance of patent applications both U.S. and Foreign. Candidate may: prepare interference and opposition files, draft correspondence, obtain references, patents, file histories, set-up files and databases, prepare prosecution documents such as IDS, assignments, powers of attorney, and proofread documents.

Duties may include word processing, copying, faxing, scanning, maintaining filing systems (including on-line filing systems), running docket reports, scheduling meetings, coordinating travel arrangements, and utilizing on-line services (document orders, shipping, office supplies, etc.). Review, prioritize and flag high priority communications (emails and documentation) for timely and appropriate response. Use internal contacts to provide prompt responses to inquiries from staff at all levels of the various organizations impacted by the client. Timely preparation and processing of expense reports and maintenance and retrieval of filed information and correspondence to ensure immediate access to information.

Basic Qualifications

Associates degree and 2 years of Legal experience


High school diploma/GED and 4 years of Legal experience

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a law firm

3+ years of recent patent prosecution experience in a law firm or corporate law department

Candidate should have strong computer, word processing and proofreading skills

Exceptional communication skills oral and written

Outstanding interpersonal skills

Excellent time management and project management skills

Excellent Microsoft Office Suite skills

Ability to pay close attention to detail and manage several projects simultaneously

Resourceful, creative, flexible and team player

Registered Notary Public or willingness to register as Notary Public

Join Us

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 cancer, 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.

Amgen will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.