Associate University Counsel – University of Illinois – Chicago, Ill.

University of IllinoisThe Office of University Counsel at the University of Illinois is seeking an intellectual property attorney to serve as Associate University Counsel at its Chicago campus. The person filling this position is expected to be immediately available and capable of providing advice on legal issues in the IP area in the academic setting, including licensing of patents and other intellectual property, technology transfer, trademarks and copyrights, and information technology, as well as supervising its outside patent and trademark counsel.

Under the supervision of the Campus Legal Counsel, the Associate University Counsel will work closely with the Office of Technology Management as well as the Library and other units across campus that seek advice in this area. A significant emphasis of the position will be providing advice on, reviewing and negotiating licenses of University intellectual property, particularly patents and other technology. However, a broad range of intellectual property experience is necessary.

Applicants must be admitted or eligible for immediate admission to the Illinois Bar. At least five years of legal practice and experience in the areas described above and in an academic setting are preferred. A hard science background is beneficial. Salary is negotiable within the range of $85,000-$110,000 depending upon qualifications.

For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information for three professional references by August 5, 2010, at

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Employer Type: Education Institution
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois