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Position Location: Bridgewater, NJ or Westchester, ILBusiness Unit: Legal Primary FunctionWorking with the Global Innovation Group and business leadership, develop and implement intellectual property strategies and best practices for internal and external innovation. Responsible for ongoing evaluation of the patent portfolio and trade secrets, and prospective new patents against key platforms for strategic alignment. Responsible for working with the business to determine what inventions merit patent applications and where they should be filed. Provide clear and practical legal guidance and risk assessment on freedom to operate and validity inclusive of risk assessment. Identify risks and provide counseling and implementation to result in efficient commercial exploitation, strategic development and effective protection of intellectual property assets. Supervision: 3 direct reports: patent attorney, a paralegal and an administrative assistant Key DeliverablesBusinessWork with internal R and D and business personnel to evaluate the patentability of an invention, including analysis of invention disclosures in view of the art, and drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO and globally through retained local counsel to obtain and maintain a commercially significant portfolio. Analyze third party patents against prior art and Ingredion technology; Provide clear and practical legal guidance and risk assessment on freedom to operate and validity inclusive of risk assessment. Draft and negotiate confidentiality, license, joint development, consent, and other IP related agreements, working with regional attorneys as appropriate. Handle or coordinate appeals and post:grant matters.Manage enforcement and other litigation matters, leveraging internal and external resources, to achieve successful resolution.Handle trademark clearance and applications; manage oppositions and other trademark office matters.Advise on copyright matters and clearance of publications.Coordinate and manage global patent filings with international agents. Liaise with patent agents globally to file and prosecute patent applications. Responsible for working with the business to determine what inventions merit patent applications and where they should be filed. Coordinate and manage global patent filings with international agents. Preparation of office action responses and gathering of evidence to support applications and prosecution. Preparation of office action responses and gathering of evidence to support applications and prosecution. Manage intellectual property budget of approximately 2 million in a cost effective manner and in accordance with internal requirements Agility and InnovationAttend meetings of Global Innovation Group, participate in stage gate process, and lead portfolio review processes.Foster a culture of innovation and protection of intellectual property by providing support, guidance and training to laboratory, technical and business personnel. Work directly with business on day:to:day patent matters to ensure compliance with global laws. Conduct training classes to educate business. Maintain personal expertise in intellectual property and relevant food industry developments through CLE, professional reading, networking and benchmarking. Ensure that team members maintain and develop appropriate expertise.Participate in intellectual property due diligence and appropriate integration of IP portfolios in the event of acquisitions or joint ventures. Relationships and PeopleManage intellectual property group (currently 3 professionals), ensuring appropriate professional development for each member. Provide leadership and strategic direction that encourages continuous improvement in group and throughout Company. Identify, and with approval of General Counsel, retain outside counsel for intellectual property matters. Communicate with and manage those outside attorneys in the conduct of IngredionA?s business, including in developmen

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• Location: bridgewater, Staten Island

• Post ID: 95531350 newyork
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