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Patent Agent/ Attorney

Skokie, IL

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nnJob DescriptionnAbout **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. nn**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is turning our global carbon crisis into a feedstock opportunity, with the potential to displace 30% of crude oil use today and reduce global CO2 emissions by 10%. **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.’s carbon recycling technology is like retrofitting a brewery onto a steel mill’s emission source, and instead of using sugars and yeast to brew beer, bacteria ferments pollution into products! Imagine a day when you can power a plane by recycled carbon emissions and when your yoga pants or sneakers started life as pollution from a steel mill. This future is possible using **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. technology, with the first 2 commercial units converting steel mill waste gases to fuels being built in China with Shougang and in Belgium with the world’s largest steel maker, ArcelorMittal. **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. has an additional 3 commercial projects in the pipeline, in India, South Africa, and California. **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. has already produced synthetic jet fuel from recycled carbon emissions and has a partnership with Virgin Atlantic.nnIn 2018, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. was recognized as the #1 Hottest company in the Advanced Bioeconomy for the third time by Biofuels Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. The company was also inaugurated into the Cleantech100 Hall of Fame, having been listed in the top 100 cleantech companies over the last 7 years. **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. was also the top biofuels company in the 2018 CNBC Disruptor 50 Companies list. In 2016, the company won the Young Global Leader Award for Circular Economy at the World Economic Forum and in 2015, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. was awarded the U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award for Greener Synthetic Pathways. The company’s accomplishments were recognized through a number of prestigious awards in 2014, including the Guardian Sustainable Business Innovation Award for Carbon and Energy Management, Breakthrough Innovation Award at the Platts Global Metals Awards, and the Technical Development Award from the World Petroleum Council. In 2013, the company was named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer.nnAbout the role nnWe are looking for a highly motivated and capable intellectual property professional to join the strategically important and busy legal team at **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.. The individual selected for this position will work closely with the other members of the legal team and liaise with **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.’s science and engineering technical teams. They must develop an excellent knowledge of **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.’s intellectual property portfolio and overall intellectual property and business strategy. This professional will have excellent academics, experience, and interpersonal skills, with an ability to communicate effectively at all levels and with team members across all disciplines, backgrounds and nationalities. nnnDraft and file new patent applications, including US, PCT, and foreign patent applicationsnProsecute patent applications worldwide, including drafting and filing replies to Office Actions in the US, preparing instructions to foreign associates, completing patent formalities (filing paperwork, assignments, declarations, information disclosure statements, etc.), docketing and monitoring deadlines, and managing case filesnContribute to the development and implementation of **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.’s global IP strategynPerform patent searches (e.g., patentability, landscape, freedom-to-operate, and company searches) and analyze search resultsnReview data disclosure and publications requests from the businessnWork closely with **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.’s science and engineering teams to identify, develop, and protect inventionsnSupport other members of the legal team and interface, as appropriate, with the C-Suite and executive management team regarding IP mattersnAssist with the drafting and interpretation of the IP provisions in a wide range of agreementsnRespond to requests from customers (both internal and external), collaborators, and investorsnChampion best practices for confidentiality, trade secrets, and other IP-related mattersnDevelop and maintain IP-related systems and infrastructurennnnJob RequirementsnnBachelors’ degree or higher in biotechnology, chemistry, engineering, or a similar fieldnRelevant experience and/or education in industrial biotechnology, i.e., the engineering and use of microorganisms for industrial applicationsn3-10 years of experience performing patent prosecution and opinion work. The ideal candidate would have experience working both at a law firm and for a biotechnology companynRegistration with the USPTO as a patent agent or attorneynFamiliarity with foreign patent prosecution, particularly in jurisdictions such as China, Europe, India, Japan, and South AfricanStrong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills nCreativity and passion for advancing sustainable biotechnologiesnn nThis position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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