As the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics to farmers worldwide, Pioneer is seeking Intellectual Property Attorneys to provide direction and guidance for intellectual property strategies in Agricultural Biotechnology and Crop Genetics Research and Development, including technology licensing, research collaborations and mergers & acquisitions in collaboration with other Intellectual Property, Litigation, Licensing, and Commercial counsel, both internal and external. The more senior candidate will provide overall direction and management for certain intellectual property litigation matters, minimizes adverse intellectual property litigation outcomes, and utilizes creative approaches to intellectual property strategies.
The positions require partnership with business and research to integrate patent strategies; identify patents that the company can or should seek based on business, research and intellectual property strategies; provide general strategic intellectual property advice to the supported organizations, and assist in formulating an optimal intellectual property strategy in the context of the supported organizations’ overall strategy, threats and opportunities faced today and in the future.
Doctorate of Jurisprudence and registration to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office required. Master's or Ph.D. degree in biological or life sciences preferred. 5-7 / 15+ years or more prior experience in patent drafting and prosecution, and drafting patent opinions required.
Please visit: www.pioneer.com/careers to learn more and apply. (16160BR & 16159BR)
Employer Type: Large Corporation
Job Location: Johnston, Iowa