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Company: ADM
Location: Decatur
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Senior Patent Counsel - Decatur, ILThis is a full-time, exempt level position.Position Summary:Reporting to the Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property, the Senior Patent Counsel will support the protection of the intellectual property of the Company.Job Responsibilities:Patent preparation and prosecution - primarily in the areas of biochemistry, chemistry, and molecular biology.Advise, negotiate, and draft collaboration agreements, sponsored research agreements, and other transactions where potentially patentable intellectual property will be developed.Advise senior scientists and business executives on issues of non-infringement and patent invalidity.Draft memoranda related to the same.Manage outside patent counsel in all of the above.Support patent litigations that may be district court or administrative procedures.Job Requirements:Registered patent attorney in the United States with at least 7 years of experience, with extensive experience in handling patents, trade secrets, and IP transactions in the United States and abroad.Extensive experience in preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the fields of biochemistry, chemistry, and/or molecular biology in the United States and foreign jurisdictions.Experience preparing invalidity and non-infringement memoranda and opinions, and drafting scientific collaboration agreements and sponsored research agreements with third parties.Excellent communication skills to advise business executives and senior scientists on legal issues related to patents, trade secrets, and the protection of intellectual property.Experience managing outside counsel and patent litigation preferred but not required.Work independently with general supervision and direction from the Chief Counsel, IP in furtherance of department goals and the strategic plan.Highly motivated, proactive, self-disciplined and team-oriented.Committed to ADM values: integrity, respect, excellence, resourcefulness, teamwork, and responsibility.Advanced degree is preferred.Able to be licensed attorney in Illinois.Excited about this role but don't meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don't check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings. ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check. REF:80939BR

Keywords: ADM, Decatur , SENIOR COUNSEL IP, Legal , Decatur, Illinois

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