Senior Patent Paralegal

Company Description
We are a leader in liquid biopsy. Every day we transform the lives of cancer patients and their families through the power of liquid biopsy. Our tests unlock essential genomic information from a simple blood test and allow clinicians to make more informed treatment decisions for their patients.

We are dynamic and innovative, focused on the development of new ground-breaking technologies in a fast-paced and international setting. Our exceptional team of talented and driven individuals work together to combine their energy and expertise in world-class research, product development and commercialization to bring new tests to the patients that need them.

If making a difference is in your DNA and you are ready to join the liquid biopsy revolution, then you could be just the person we are looking for to join our team based in Cambridge, UK!

The Senior Patent Paralegal will play a critical role in ensuring that Inivata’s IP strategy is fully implemented and supported in all areas of the business. This will include maintaining records and docketing deadlines for the in-house patent portfolio and any contentious proceedings, providing support for key FTO searches and third-party patent monitoring. When needed, providing IP support for BD opportunities and related contracts. Provide general IP-related administrative support. All these activities will involve working closely with internal and external expert technical and IP experts.

Key Responsibilities:

Keeping patent and trademark files up to date
Docketing deadlines and managing diary
Providing instructions based on attorney input & tracking responses
Coordination and preparation of all patent formalities documentation and inventory declarations/assignments, preparation of patent figures & filing procedures
Maintenance of files, schedules and reports relating to freedom-to-operate analysis, ongoing competitor portfolio analysis & tracking
Ability to conduct first pass analysis of FTO searches, including legal status, country scope analysis and collating supporting documentation
Maintaining prior art records and coordinating US IDS requirements
Ability to pull together patent schedules, reports and documentation for due diligence and BD deals
Knowledge of legal contracts, organisation & deadlines associated therewith
Assistance with managing financial records, billing & liaising with external counsel when needed
HIPAA/GDPR Compliance: Position will

Agree to abide by Employment and Confidentiality Agreements and End User Policies
Commit to stay up to date on training requirements for HIPAA/GDPR
Understand the importance of the proper handling and disposal of ePHI and agrees to follow HIPAA/GDPR Regulations
Abide by the requirements for the proper disposal of equipment containing ePHI
Agree to report breaches and the improper handling of ePHI to the Company’s Privacy and Security Officers
Produce and adhere to proper validation documentation

Technical Requirement:

Minimum 5 years patent paralegal experience, preferably in-house
CIPA Introductory Certificate in Patent Administration Course (IPAC)
Skill requirement:

Good knowledge of patent databases, preferably including PatBase, EPOline, UK IPSUM, PatentScope and US PAIR
Self-motivated, responsible attitude with ability to prioritise and complete tasks in a timely manner
Strong time management skills and dependable in completing quality projects against deadlines
Extreme attention to detail required
Well-developed interpersonal skills and teamwork

Other information
Our Values guide all our activities:

We are BOLD with the delivery of cutting edge science.

We are PASSIONATE we love what we do, our purpose and our impact on patients is clear

We are CARING we care for our patients, our partners, customers and colleagues

It is a requirement to have the right to work in the UK

Inivata Limited is based in Cambridge, UK.

No agencies please.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

Application Closing Date: 
31 October