Genus PLC is Seeking an IP Attorney

Genus PLC is seeking a patent attorney with biotechnology experience.

Genus PLC is seeking a patent attorney with biotechnology experience to help protect valuable intellectual property arising from research and development efforts across the global business and to guide and advise on both business and R&D efforts. The position will require effective collaboration within the IP team, the global legal team, and the business more broadly. This is a full-time, permanent position in DeForest, WI.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal counsel and implement Genus strategy for IP creation, protection and compliance, including: drafting, filing, and prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and; managing outside counsel on U.S. and foreign patent filings.
  • Work alongside in-house legal team and outside intellectual property counsel to provide general strategic intellectual property advice to the supported organizations, and assist in formulating an optimal intellectual property strategy in the context of the supported organizations’ overall strategy, threats and opportunities
  • Monitor research and development projects within assigned business units to aid technical and legal teams in developing intellectual property protection for new products and technologies.
  • Support intellectual property-related due diligence and risk assessment in connection with new products or technologies, mergers & acquisitions and other corporate transactions, as required.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of state of the art in key technological fields and provide strategic advice to research and business teams based thereon.


  • Doctorate of Jurisprudence and Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in reproductive biology, genetics, molecular or cell biology, or similar technical field; Master’s degree or Ph.D. preferred.
  • Admission to the Wisconsin Bar preferred; admission within one year of start date required.
  • Registered to practice before the USPTO.
  • Two years of patent-related experience required; 5+ years of experience preferred.
  • Excellent academic credentials and strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with PAIR, EFS-WEB, and/or Patent Center strongly preferred.
    Previous experience with animal reproduction or trait development preferred.

Interested Candidates:

Interested candidates are asked to Apply Online with their resumes.

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About Genus PLC:

Genus PLC is a market leader in porcine, dairy and beef genetics and is uniquely positioned as a global player, with a dedicated, multi-species research and development function and an international distribution network. Food consumption is expected to rise by 60% in the next 20 years. Our challenge is to affordably and sustainably meet that escalating demand while global resources diminish. Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.


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