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Cargill, Incorporated (“Cargill”) has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for an Attorney, Intellectual Property. Founded more than 150 years ago, Cargill is the largest private company in the United States with revenues of $114B in 2018. Cargill seeks a patent attorney to join its Intellectual Property Law Team at its headquarters office near the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul and provide legal counsel to the Company and its affiliates as an in-house lawyer and member of Cargill’s Law Department. This lawyer will work collaboratively with other in-house lawyers, legal professionals and business partners to provide worldwide legal counsel to Cargill across a variety of businesses as part of a multidisciplinary team. A primary focus of this role will be supporting 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 with advanced degrees in biotechnology or a closely related field, and at least two (2) years of legal practice 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.
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) is the world's largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. MLA also provides law firms and companies with highly-specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Committed to providing full service in response to the talent needs of its clients, MLA also provides executive search services through its affiliate, Allegis Partners. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London, and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted "Best Legal Recruiter" by readers of The National Law Journal. To learn more about MLA, visit www.mlaglobal.com.
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