Patent Coordinator - Biotechnology & Process Development

Thousand Oaks, CA
Jan 17, 2022
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 Amgen's site in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Amgens headquarters in Thousand Oaks, California; or at Amgens site in South San Francisco, California. Also considering remote workers outside a commuting distance from the listed locations.

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

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

Exceptional communication skills oral and written, including ability to effectively communicate with outside counsel

Outstanding interpersonal skills

Excellent time management and project management skills

Excellent Microsoft Office Suite skills

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.

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.

Amgen requires all staff in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of employment. In accordance with applicable law, Amgen will provide reasonable accommodations to staff members who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to Amgen, its operations, or its staff.