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Requisition Number T17-0032
Post Date 6/22/2017
Title IP Docketing Administrator
City Danbury
State CT

MannKind Corporation is currently seeking an IP Docketing Administrator in Danbury, CT. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the preparation and coordination of procedural documentation for Intellectual Property (IP) patent filings and applications, as required. Assist with determining the necessity and approach for paying annuities, ensuring protection of the company's proprietary technology. Assists with maintains a tracking system to comply with trademark regulations. May be responsible for tracking and paying legal fees to our respective patent law firms. This position supports the Intellectual Property Group and/or General Legal Counsel. Provide Administrative support to the Intellectual Property (IP) department Sr. Director, as well as to the Corporate Vice President of Legal.

  • Provide Administrative support to the Intellectual Property (IP) department Sr. Director, as well as to the Corporate Vice President of Legal. This includes any reports necessary, legal documents, meeting setups, and any/all correspondence both in-house and with our outside vendors
  • Create, update and maintain records of foreign and US Patent prosecution matters in the Computer Packages, Inc. Docketing System
  • Enter data into the Computer Packages, Inc. Annuity System to ensure tracking and payment of patent annuities
  • Perform periodic audits on data needed to ensure the accuracy and completeness of patent records and annuities
  • Capture and record all patent data for the IP department, and from outside patent law firms
  • Work very closely with our outside patent law firms to ensure all correspondence, requests, etc. are handled timely and properly for our Patents and Trademarks
  • Update IP spreadsheets regularly to ensure real time documentation
  • Organize and file all IP electronic and hard copy files for Patents, Trademarks and CDA/NDA’s Update and maintain the Company’s executed Confidentiality Agreements (CDA/NDA’s) as provided by personnel
  • Assist with generating listings of patent assets to support outside due diligence and partnering efforts
  • Handle correspondence and payment to non-employee inventors when requested to provide patent prosecution signatures
  • May need to handle administrative tasks, such as meeting coordination, filing, document certification, and monthly reports
  • Responsible for observing all Company, Health, Safety and Environmental guidelines
  • Duties and responsibilities are not limited to the work listed above and may include other assignments as necessary
  • BS/BA with 4+ years’ experience working in a business environment is preferred, or a HS Diploma/GED or Associate’s degree with the equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered
  • Experience working in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry and/or medical industry preferred
  • Experience working with Intellectual Property Docketing and Annuities software packages Experience with Word, and advanced Excel required
  • Knowledge of patent procedures is essential but will train 
  • Must be proactive in willingness to learn and excel in the patent area
  • Excellent organizational skills is essential
  • Must possess the ability to be able to prioritize work and deadlines, and be flexible



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