Patent Agent at Corteva Agriscience

Corteva Agriscience


Mid Level


$76.000 - $100.000

15 Nov → 15 Dec

Job Description

Corteva Agriscience creates the world's most recognized and premium agricultural solutions to address the greatest challenges in agriculture. With a focus on technology, Corteva Agriscience creates seed and crop protection products that increase productivity and profit for farmers while reducing risks to their business. Every day our digital tools deliver insights our global partners need to thrive now and into the future.

As the world’s first dedicated agriculture start-up, we’re building a culture that stays curious, thinks differently, acts boldly and takes a stand on what’s right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. We know we’ve got big challenges to solve - we hope you'll be part of the solution. Whether you are in the lab or on the farm, teaching classes or crafting code - we need bold thinkers and fearless doers to bring their best to the job at hand. Every role at Corteva Agriscience includes an opportunity to grow what matters.

Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a Patent Agent.

Seeking a new and challenging opportunity to further enhance your patent agent career? Corteva Agriscience, located in Johnston, Iowa has an opening for an experienced U.S. Patent Agent. This is a highly visible, key role within Corteva’s Intellectual Property group which provides an exciting opportunity to work closely with an in-house legal team and scientists involved in a variety of R&D innovations such as CRISPR. An individual well-suited to this position must exhibit vision, integrity, commitment, leadership, self-motivation, maturity and judgement.

Job Responsibilities

  • The Patent Agent role has diverse responsibilities including U.S. patent drafting, U.S. and foreign patent prosecution
  • Patent administrative proceedings,
  • IP portfolio strategy
  • Invention development
  • Inventor education
  • Patentability and landscape analysis
  • U.S. patent drafting.
  • U.S. and foreign patent prosecution.
  • Patent administrative proceedings.
  • IP portfolio strategy.
  • Invention development.
  • Patentability and landscape analysis
  • Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

  • B.S. degree and strong background within biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics or molecular biology is a must have requirement.

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in drafting and/or prosecuting biotech patent applications as a Registered U.S. Patent Agent.

  • Drafted and filed at least 15 priority patent applications on distinct inventions during the past 3 years.

  • Capability of connecting scientific details of research projects with patentability considerations.

  • Experience working with foreign associates to assist and coordinate filing and prosecution of international patent matters is preferred

  • Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal direction.

  • Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or work environment and to facilitate implementation and acceptance of change within the work place.

  • Strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and ability to prioritize projects and meet aggressive deadlines.

  • Superior communication, influencing and networking skills.

  • Outstanding writing skills as demonstrated by original writing samples of patent applications, prosecution submissions, memorandums, and other communications.The following skill sets are preferred by the Legal function but not necessary:

  • Advanced (M.S. or Ph.D.) degree with focus on biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology.

  • Post-graduate R&D laboratory experience for 2 or more years.

  • Some law firm experience is a plus.

  • Experience with independently prosecuting large patent dockets.

  • Experience with developing and implementing IP strategies, IP portfolio analyses, and/or landscape mapping.

  • Experience in working with business and technical teams to develop IP strategies for technical programs.

How To Apply

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