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Patent Coordinator

Thousand Oaks, California
Start date
Apr 10, 2024

Job Details


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.

Patent Coordinator


What you will do

Lets do this. Lets change the world. In this vital role you 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.

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.

  • 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.

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:

Bachelor's degree


Associates degree and 4 years of Legal experience


High school diploma/GED and 6 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
  • 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

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 expected annual salary range for this role in the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) is posted. Actual salary will vary based on several factors including but not limited to, relevant skills, experience, and qualifications.

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
Apply now

for a career that defies imagination

Objects in your future are closer than they appear. Join us.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your 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.


We are all different, yet we have this in common: our mission to serve patients. This sense of shared purpose is key to our becoming one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. It guides us as we continue to launch new medicines and reach millions of patients worldwide.

We live the mission.

We win together.

We thrive on continual challenge.

Our team of 22,000+ scientists and professionals worldwide bring distinct perspectives and experiences to all we do. We leverage our global talent to achieve together—to research, manufacture and deliver ever-better products and greater depth to our mission.

At Amgen, there is a strong correlation between our high level of diversity and performance. Because addressing issues with a wider range of perspectives and approaches leads to more creative problem-solving. Together, we’re transforming the promise of science and biotechnology into therapies that have the power to restore health.

Connect with us to explore how you can Win, Live, and Thrive at Amgen.

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