Job Opportunity

Sr Paralegal, IP

Location: San Diego, California, United States of America
Department: Legal
Employment Type: Regular
Reference Number: R61

Mirati is seeking an experienced paralegal to assist with our day-to-day intellectual property and contracting needs. The ideal candidate should have significant experience assisting in the generation and filing of patent and trademark applications and related documents, docketing and facilitating patent and trademark workflow, and working with in-house and outside IP counsel to develop high-quality patents and trademarks. The ideal candidate should also have significant experience drafting, negotiating, and managing a variety of agreements for pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, including clinical trial agreements, non-disclosure agreements, master services agreements and consulting agreements. The successful candidate must be able to work independently to draft, revise and negotiate agreements, with a flexible and collaborative approach.

Your Responsibilities

  • Docket patent- and trademark-related correspondence. Generate docket reports using docketing software. Review docket reports to ensure timely provision of instructions to US and foreign agents.

  • Interact with in-house IP counsel, outside US and foreign patent counsel, and partners' patent counsel to facilitate smooth, accurate and prompt handling of patent and trademark matters.

  • Assist in drafting/assembly/execution of patent applications and patent prosecution documents, including formal papers (assignments, declarations).

  • Draft, review and negotiate day-to-day contracts, including non-disclosure agreements, master service agreements, consulting agreements, clinical trial agreements and other clinical documents, independently and with limited supervision.

  • Manage contract negotiations to conclude agreements as efficiently as possible while meeting client needs and safeguarding Mirati's interests.

  • Review and comment on IP terms in a broad array of agreements.

  • Address legal concerns of business groups across the company and coordinate cross-functionally with business groups including finance/accounting, clinical science, medical affairs and research.

  • Complete projects and special assignments, as needed.

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range:

$110,000.00 - $157,000.00

The salary range listed in the job posting reflects the anticipated base pay range for this role in the United States. Actual base pay decisions consider a variety of factors including, but not limited to, an individual’s skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition to a competitive base salary, this role is currently eligible for our annual discretionary bonus program and annual equity awards (roles on a sales-incentive commission plan will not be eligible for our annual discretionary bonus).

Total Rewards

Mirati employees (and their families) are provided a competitive benefits package including:

  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage – multiple medical plan choices with an employer-funded HSA, dental & vision

  • Company provided life insurance and disability coverage

  • 401(k) retirement plan with a 6% company match and immediate vesting

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 15% discount

  • Extensive time off – holidays, PTO and two, week-long paid breaks in the summer and winter