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Job Posting- Senior IP Analyst - Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovation

  • 06 Jul 2021 9:48 PM
    Message # 10733205

    Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations is dedicated to ensuring high-quality, cutting-edge crop innovations are available and accessible to those that need them most and needs a Senior IP Analyst to support the advancement of breakthrough science through analysis of the biotechnology landscape, assessing technical potential, freedom to operate, patentability, and competitive intelligence https://lnkd.in/gAm4CnK


    Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations

    Agriculture has the power to sustain us all, but that power is dependent on equitable access to the tools and products needed to increase productivity and support food security as climate change, population growth, and gender inequality pose increasing threats.

    Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations (Gates Ag One) is a new nonprofit dedicated to ensuring high-quality, cutting-edge crop innovations are available and accessible to those that need them most. Communities around the world have an urgent need for innovations to sustainably improve crop productivity and spur long-term economic growth. Too often those discoveries never reach the smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, the majority of whom are women, whose lives and livelihoods depend on a productive, secure food supply.

    We are committed to ensuring groundbreaking agriculture products, like climate-resilient, yield-enhancing seeds and traits, are affordable and accessible to smallholder farmers. We are redrawing the map between discovery and market access – connecting ideas and action with an unwavering focus on smart product development.

    By building an inclusive community of partners from both high- and low-income countries – a network of R&D partners, academics, private-sector companies, non-profits, and governments – we can effectively evaluate, de-risk, and advance the introduction of the best breakthrough crop-science into available products essential to smallholder farmers.

    Leadership & Culture

    We believe that by creating an environment for our employees to thrive personally and professionally, we will have maximum impact toward our missions to achieve our vision. Our culture shapes our choices about what we do and how we do it. We believe that energized people, working well together, fueled by great leadership in an inclusive environment can do extraordinary things.

    Position Summary

    Gates Ag One seeks an intellectual property professional to support the advancement of breakthrough science through analysis of the biotechnology landscape, assessing technical potential, freedom to operate, patentability, and competitive intelligence. The Senior IP Analyst will join the IP Team in the development and management of a robust IP portfolio at Gates Ag One.

    Core Responsibilities

    • Efficiently use a variety of patent office databases, commercial patent databases, technical literature databases, and state of the art search tools as well as developing new or advanced search and analysis tools for the organization

    • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to conduct focused and comprehensive searches for new inventions and cutting-edge technologies

    • Responsible for identification, evaluation and deployment of analytic tools for technology to ensure data-enabled insight

    • Develop IP and technical landscapes with each project providing unique and broad challenges

    • Lead Freedom to Operate (FTO) and patentability assessment, and strategically facilitate recommendation and decision to guide technical effort

    • Provide competitive intelligence analyses

    • Deliver and communicate analyzed search reports timely and effectively to IP, business and leadership teams

    • Drive technology assessment and decision based on IP and technical landscapes

    • Work closely with law and the leadership team to understand technology/patent/competitive landscapes, analyze risk, and help build a robust IP strategy

    Core Knowledge & Skills

    • Self-motivated to work effectively and efficiently

    • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadline

    • Strong technical understanding of wide agricultural biotechnology areas, invention disclosures, and identification of search focus

    • Problem solving skills in constructing and conducting search and analysis of patent and non-patent literature using various search engines

    • Critical thinking skills to analyze found results and completing a search report

    • Strong communication skill to present analysis and recommendations in a concise and actionable manner

    • Strong research and analytical skills

    • Ability to provide a logical framework to support conclusions

    Education & Experience

    • Master’s or Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Genetics, Crop Science, Plant Biology or related biological discipline

    • At least 10 years of post-graduate working experience in Biochemistry, Genetics, Crop Science, Plant Biology or related biological field

    • At least 5 years of experience in IP analytics in biotechnology (preferably in Ag Biotech), life sciences or related field

    • Prefer working experience with Questel Orbit and GenomeQuest tools

    • Working knowledge of patent law and experience in intellectual property

    *Applications will only be reviewed by individuals who are able to legally work in the country where this position is located without visa sponsorship.

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    As part of our standard hiring process for new employees, employment with Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations, LLC will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

    Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations, LLC is dedicated to the belief that all lives have equal value. We’re committed to creating a workplace where employees thrive both personally and professionally. We also believe our employees should reflect the rich diversity of the global populations we aim to serve—in race, gender, age, cultures and beliefs—and we support this diversity through all of our employment practices.

    All applicants and employees who are drawn to serve the mission of Bill & Melinda Gates Agricultural Innovations, LLC will enjoy equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to:

    * Race

    * Color

    * Age

    * Religion

    * Pregnancy

    * Sex

    * Sexual Orientation

    * Disability

    * Gender Identity

    * Gender Expression

    * National Origin

    * Genetic Information

    * Veteran Status

    * Marital Status

    * Prior Protected Activity


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