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Assistant General Counsel - IP 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Asst General Counsel – IP, are to: 


  • Provide legal advice and counsel for IP matters, including patents and licenses, for Global Seeds and US CS organization, in the assigned operational area(s);
  • Participate in the development and implementation of IP strategy for global seeds and US CS in alignment with Associate General Counsel and Head of Patents CS Division;
  • Provide leadership in securing and maintaining meaningful worldwide IP protection for Bayer innovations in global seeds and US CS;
  • Implement strategies for Bayer IP Licensing for global seeds and US CS in close alignment with Associate General Counsel and Head of Patents CS Division;
  • Evaluate and manage legal risk in areas of responsibility including analysis, advice, and status of all legal matters affecting an assigned operational area(s);
  • Serve on Business and or R&D Leadership Teams within assigned operational area(s).
  • Maintain and advance relationships with key external stakeholders;
  • Work on strategic project teams with Commercial, platform, and LPC colleagues;
  • Ensure strong LPC processes that comply with Bayer LPC requirements as well as local standards, including developing and adopting procedures and best practices for patent preparation and prosecution;
  • Work with outside counsel to ensure Bayer receives high-quality services in an economical manner.


WHO YOU ARE                                         


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE (Leadership Integrity Flexibility Efficiency) values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school, licensed to represent and practice in the jurisdiction at issue, and 8 years of legal experience, preferably in corporate or private practice;
  • Registered patent attorney with the USPTO;
  • Scientific degree preferably in agricultural, biological, or biotech disciplines;
  • IP, transactional, licensing, preparation, and prosecution experience;
  • Knowledge and experience in agriculture and biotech as well as knowledge of business, antitrust, and trade practice issues;
  • Excellent command of Crop Science business;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work across multiple geographies;
  • Proven business judgment and personal maturity to interact with and counsel business clients;
  • Ability to work collaboratively, cross-functionally, and cross-culturally;
  • Outstanding interpersonal, decision making and communication (written and verbal) skills.




Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer active employees are also expected to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status to Occupational Medicine. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, Bayer employees are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements.  
Location: United States : Missouri : Chesterfield || United States : New Jersey : Whippany || United States : Pennsylvania : Indianola     
Division: Enabling Functions    
Reference Code: 779868     
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