Cargill, Incorporated (“Cargill”) has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Patent Lawyer or Patent Agent. Founded more than 150 years ago, Cargill is the largest private company in the United States with revenues of $113B in 2019.
Cargill Law has a need for an Intellectual Property Lawyer or Patent Agent. It is preferred that this individual will work at Cargill’s worldwide headquarters in the Minneapolis area, however, remote working will be considered. The individual filling this position will provide counsel to Cargill, Incorporated and its affiliates as an in-house legal professional and will be part of the Cargill Law Department’s Intellectual Property Team. This person will work closely with various Cargill businesses and its technology function. This individual will also work collaboratively with other Cargill legal professionals 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
The ideal candidate will be a licensed attorney or patent agent with advanced degrees in biotechnology or a closely related field, and experience preparing and prosecuting biotechnology patent applications. At least five-plus (5+) years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications is preferred. Experience drafting patent applications in the chemical, biochemical, food technology, chemical engineering or biological arts is also desired. Agreement and/or opinion experience is also preferred for lawyer applicants.
License to practice law in Minnesota (or if currently licensed in another state the ability to become licensed in Minnesota) and also registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is required. In the alternative, registration to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a qualified Patent Agent.
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