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Intellectual Property Paralegal-IDT in Iowa City, Iowa at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 2/14/2019

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Job ID: BEC013449

About Us

Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. (IDT) develops, manufactures, and markets nucleic acid products for the life sciences industry in the areas of academic research, biotechnology, agriculture, medical diagnostics, and pharmaceutical development. The company's primary business is the production of custom oligonucleotides for molecular biology applications. IDT has developed proprietary technologies for genomics applications such as next generation sequencing, CRISPR genome editing, qPCR, and RNA interference. Through its GMP services, IDT manufactures products used in diagnostic tests for many forms of cancer and most inherited and infectious diseases. Serving over 100,000 life sciences researchers and producing over 65,000 nucleic acids daily, IDT is widely recognized as the industry leader in custom nucleic acid manufacture. The company serves its customers through direct sales in many countries and a network of international distributors. IDT’s corporate headquarters is in Skokie, Illinois, USA. Its manufacturing headquarters is in Coralville, Iowa, USA, with additional manufacturing facilities in San Diego, California, USA; Leuven, Belgium; and Singapore.


The Corporate Paralegal position is responsible primarily for providing professional legal support to the Intellectual Property Department, including the filing and maintenance of patents, trademarks, legal document preparation, contract administration, and other legal filings.

  • Understand USPTO filing technical requirements, prepare forms for filings and file patents and trademarks.
  • Maintain docketing for IP and related filings. 
  • Maintain calendar for responses to USPTO and outside counsel.
  • Administer and manage contract management database, ensuring all contracts are entered into database with appropriate descriptions and alert notices.
  • Understand and complete all administrative-level issues relating to payments to USPTO and billing through outside counsel matter management database (Legal Tracker).
  • Organizes due diligence requests and answers specific to M&A activities.
  • Prepare first drafts of basic legal agreements such as non-disclosure agreements, leases, cease and desist letters.
  • Respond to a variety of requests for legal and entity information from the business.
  • Work as the liaison between IP and various departments, such as Finance and Corporate.
  • Maintain and initiate all paperwork relating to royalty reports for licensing.

Job Requirements


  • Paralegal certificate from an American Bar Association approved paralegal education program preferred, but not required.
  • Associates’ degree preferred.
  • 5 plus years’ experience working in a law firm or corporate law office setting preferred.

At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.


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