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ICOS Corporation

Legal Administrator/Paralegal, Intellectual Property

Location(s): Bothell WA

Company Overview

ICOS Corporation, based in the Seattle, Washington area, has spent more than a decade building a world-class research and development organization. Our lead product Cialis® (tadalifil) for the treatment of erectile dysfunction recently received US FDA approval and is currently launched in over 50 countries worldwide. ICOS is committed to advancing science in the areas of protein based and small molecule therapeutics.

If you are an experienced Paralegal or Legal Administrator with experience in patents and are interested in working with a fast growing company within the Biotech industry that is building a strong pipeline of pharmaceutical products, then consider this opportunity with ICOS Corporation.


This role will be to support the Patent and Intellectual Property Law Group with:

  • Drafting and negotiating confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, assignments, consulting agreements, and other intellectual property and technology transfer agreements.
  • Managing internal queries regarding such agreements.
  • Developing and revising agreement templates.
  • Maintaining and monitoring agreement files and database.
  • Liaising with Finance department regarding payments for outside collaborators.
  • Managing microfilming of all executed agreements.
  • Managing and maintaining patent files and patent correspondence.
  • Managing and maintaining docketing database for patent matters.
  • Supporting patent attorney(s) in general administrative duties such as faxing, filing, and drafting cover letters, and other documents without supervision.


  • Experience in a legal setting, preferably specializing in patents and other intellectual property issues.
  • Experience in managing and negotiating confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, and other form agreements is highly desirable.
  • Experience in managing administrative tasks associated with maintaining a patent estate.
  • Negotiating skills.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Bachelors Degree.
  • Capacities to work independently, think creatively, and pay careful attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and act independently with minimal direction.
  • Possessing a sound working knowledge of legal, medical, biotechnical and scientific terminology is an advantage.
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently.
  • Team player with a positive attitude who remains flexible as projects and priorities change.

No relocation can be provided for this position.

ICOS offers a highly competitive compensation package and a friendly, collaborative culture that values personal initiative and professional achievement.

For immediate consideration visit www.icos.com and apply directly for this position.

Learn more about ICOS’ philosophies, attributes, financial information, and more by visiting our web site at:

ICOS Corporation
Reference Job Code: 1623SO0304

ICOS Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Submitted: 03/26/2004

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