Senior IP Paralegal

Bio-Life Plasma, LLC

Cambridge, MA

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Job Description

About the role:

Join Takeda as a Sr IP Paralegal where you will support the patent attorneys and agents in our offices with all formalities related to the preparation, filing and prosecution of US and international patent applications by outside counsel and foreign agents. As part of the Global General Counsel team, you will report to the US Patent Paralegal Lead.

How you will contribute:

  • Assist assigned attorneys with patent prosecution duties, which include corresponding with outside counsel and foreign agents under instructions of the responsible attorneys.

  • Assist billing team with resolving issues for law firms and other vendors.

  • Create all records related to assigned portfolio in docketing database (Anaqua), and report details to outside counsel.

  • Review all correspondence received for assigned portfolios, ensuring that all relevant data and updates are entered into Anaqua to provide docket reports for review by attorneys.

  • Ensure outside counsel has access to records in Anaqua for docketing and review those cases for errors, reporting discrepancies to outside counsel for correction.

  • Review, docket and save correspondence in Anaqua for cases not docketed by outside counsel.

  • Coordinate and obtain inventor, attorney and witness signatures on formalities, provide in-person notarization of signed documents, and obtain Apostille as necessary at the Secretary of State’s office.

  • Oversee annuities in Anaqua and ensure that fees are timely paid

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Assist with IP Group Projects

  • Assist Anaqua Administrator with maintenance of Anaqua system

  • Working on special projects as needed

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, accredited paralegal certificate or equivalent work experience in the patent field

  • 5+ years working experience as either a patent prosecution paralegal or patent assistant (preferably supporting patent attorneys in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical fields)

  • Demonstrated experience with US and foreign/ex-US prosecution, must be familiar with country specific documents and their requirements

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task including maintaining and updating a docket, tracking correspondence and documents, and maintaining accurate records

  • Solid analytical skills and communication skills

  • Must be self-motivated, be able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines

  • Must be able to work independently

  • Experience using Anaqua or Patricia docketing systems a plus

  • Public notary a plus

  • #LI-Hybrid

Travel Requirements:

  • This is a hybrid position. Must be able to travel either to our Cambridge location or our Lexington location.

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings

  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days

  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Flexible Ways of Working

  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.

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