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Position Summary:

Legal IP operations role to handle IP transactional related for the IP department in relation to IP process and policies for operations, including low-to-moderately complex legal reviews, agreement management, portfolio reporting, formalities, and related activities.  This role will liaise with leaders of other key corporate functions and will report to the Director of Legal Operations and interface directly with the Global IP Legal Team.

  • Support invention disclosure (IDEA) capture process
  • Steer contracts through internal systems and coordinate input from various teams across Elanco for expertise, review and negotiation
  • Document drafting and processing, including formatting, clean-up, filing and executing agreements
  • Support IP Operations, administration of attorney records and attorney needs in operations, etc.
  • Ensure alignment on transactions, agreements, deals and forecasting expectations across a variety of IP related efforts
  • Maintain accurate records, report project metrics and track contractual terms; report and guide projects assigned using project management approach.
  • Prepare, review and negotiate low-to-medium complexity contracts and legal documents under direction of counsel.
  • Assist legal team with various operational matters and other projects as requested
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with other teams as assigned (e.g., sales, sales ops, customer support and other departments throughout the organization) for specific paraprofessional projects, process improvements, etc.
  • Negotiate low-to-medium complexity agreements contracts of various business transactions for the business as assigned by legal counsel, which may include, for example, data privacy agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, responding to RFPs and more.
  • Assist in the implementation and compliance of various policies (e.g., compliance, privacy, etc.), as instructed and supervised by attorneys, and assist in the development of updates, communication of policies and preparing developmental and educational materials associated therewith.
  • Facilitate and manage formal documents associated with Ip related transactions and agreement
  • Support presentations, educational efforts, and related policies and practices across the department

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors Degree
  • 5 years’ experience minimum as paralegal
  • Experiences demonstrating the above requirements
  • Able to work with various software and data management / repository tools
  • Able to handle low-to-medium complexity intake and review of legal documents under supervision of an attorney
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco Animal Health does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this position.

Additional Skills & Preferences:

  • 3 years’ experience in-house

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status