Posted in Legal 30+ days ago.
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Location: Wayzata, Minnesota
Position Purpose & Summary
Cargill Law has a need for an Intellectual Property Lawyer at its worldwide headquarters in the Minneapolis area. The lawyer filling this position will provide legal counsel to Cargill, Incorporated and its affiliates as an in-house lawyer and will be part of the Cargill Law Department’s Intellectual Property Team. This lawyer will work closely with various Cargill businesses and its technology function. This lawyer will also work collaboratively with other Cargill lawyers and paralegals who provide legal counsel to Cargill worldwide as part of a multidisciplinary team.
A primary focus of this role will be to support the intellectual property activities for Cargill’s biotechnology efforts, including the drafting and prosecution of biotechnology patent applications
(60%) Preparing and prosecuting patent applications, developing disclosures and counseling inventors with a commercial focus
(15%) Coordinating general patent activities, including leading intellectual property review team meetings, providing patentability and infringement opinions and developing patent strategies
(15%) Providing legal counsel to Cargill’s businesses, including due diligence and the preparation and negotiation of various agreements relating to acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, technology licenses, research and development agreements, confidentiality agreements and other transactional matters
(5%) Developing, coordinating and providing training for key employees on intellectual property matters
(5%) Providing legal counsel and support related to pre-litigation evaluations and on-going litigation matters as they may arise
Education, Experience, Skills