POET is seeking a Senior Intellectual Property Counsel to work in its Sioux Falls, South Dakota office. The Senior Intellectual Property Counsel is the primary legal advisor to our management team on all IP matters (including patents, trademarks, copyright, and licensing) and an integral contributor to business and legal strategy.
Who We Seek
Are you as exceptional as a business person as you are an IP lawyer? Are you as creative and savvy at negotiating agreements as you are at navigating the patent landscape and mitigating risk? Do you love teaching in plain English the essential elements of your very technical jargon to scientists and business executives alike? Do you competitively improve things and get exasperated with mediocrity? Do you thrive on setting bold targets, tracking performance, and then beating those goals? Do you have humility enough to fervently serve your teammates?
If you honestly answered an emphatic, “Yes!” to all of these questions, then we would be pleased to hear from you. Innovation in the biorefining space is high as companies race to capture the growing demand for renewable energy. The patent issues in this space are broad, technically challenging, and a strategic imperative for POET.
Apply by visiting this link: http://goo.gl/NoqTI.
Employer Type: Small Corporation
Job Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Who We Are
At POET, we are passionate about reducing our country’s reliance on foreign energy, lifting economies by revitalizing global agriculture, and providing a cleaner, affordable alternative to fossil fuels. We also believe in creativity from common sense. Our engineers and scientists have a relentless focus on developing technologies for more efficient biofuel production with the slightest environmental footprint. By integrating that technology development with our expertise in construction, operations, risk management, and marketing, we’ve built a network of 27 biorefineries in seven states that each year produces in excess of 1.6 billion gallons of ethanol, 9 billion pounds of high protein animal feed, and thousands of pounds of bio-based oils and lubricants. We aim to revolutionize the worldwide development, production, and marketing of biorefined products.
At POET Legal, our vision is to become the premier legal department among companies of our size. Our nimble team runs like a business, with a strategy and differentiated value proposition built around an intimate knowledge of our company and the needs of our business team.