As Intellectual Property Counsel for John Deere in Moline, IL, you will provide research, legal and/or intellectual property counsel, recommendations, and alternatives for complex legal questions and issues. In addition, you will:
Draft, negotiate, and/or file legal briefs and documents including patent applications, opinions, contracts, notices, agreements, registrations, and licenses.
Assist senior attorneys in the analysis of issues to identify legal problems.
Review legal documents for compliance with applicable laws.
Stay current on emerging trends in the law through continuing legal education, reading, professional conferences, and participating in professional associations.
Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.
What Skills You Need
1 or more years of legal experience in a corporate, law firm, or government environment
Experience applying intellectual property law to an area of responsibility, and identify and counsel on intellectual property issues
Experience researching, analyzing, and counseling on identified legal issues
Experience with preparing and prosecuting patent applications
Experience with risk management within areas of specialization and responsibility
Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution
Effective writing skills, including grammatical usage, persuasion, and style
Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally on a limited basis
What Makes You Stand Out
Experience with US and non-US patent preparation and prosecution
Experience with patent clearances
Knowledge of intellectual asset management, including intellectual property strategic planning for product lines, technologies, and services
Prior management of projects including intellectual property, competitive intelligence, client education, contracts
Education (or equivalent work experience)
Juris Doctor (JD) degree
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or technical field (Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering preferred)
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 50797112
About John Deere
There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.