associate general counsel intellectual property resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Associate General Counsel offering outstanding presentation and communication skills, experienced in maintaining strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives.

Professional Experience
08/2010 to Current
Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property Koch Industries, Inc. Bowling Green, KY,
  • Reorganized legal support structure to efficiently manage a team of twenty patent, trademark and marketing attorneys and professionals across seven global business segments within the corporation, reporting to the Vice President and General Counsel of INVISTA
  • Created new framework in which to review patent and trademark cost estimates to the businesses and create cost effective strategies to protect market share and innovations resulting in a 50% reduction in patent prosecution spend
  • Provide legal advice on matters including intellectual property, commercial transactions, M&A, litigation, and legal strategy for one of the world's largest producers of specialty polymers and fibers, Koch Industries
  • Enhanced viability of global patent portfolios, including devising strategies for enforcing patents and multiple large, complex "freedom to operate" analysis
  • Liaise with senior researchers, business leaders and technical teams, in-house counsel, scientific experts, non-U.S.counsel, and governmental officials
  • Focused on maintaining the value and viability of the enterprise brands through strategic acquisitions, contractual ventures, patents, trademarks and licensing opportunities.
  • Manage IP-related litigation and participate in Global Legal Leadership Team for patent activities in US, China, France, Brazil, Netherlands, and Italy
  • Launched and manage enterprise compliance standards for copyrights, trademarks, patents, advertising and marketing claims.
  • Provided commercial legal support for contract drafting, confidentiality agreement, patent and trademark licensing, service and supply agreements, employment contracts, legal analysis and management for engineered polymers​ and biotechnology teams
  • Advised on appropriate employee corrective actions related to remuneration; non-compete agreements and confidentiality  
2004 to 08/2010
Lead Counsel Medical Products Division Sodexo Usa Schenectady, NY,
  • Collaborated with Enterprise Leadership Group, Board of Directors and the Medical Business Leaders to drive expansion of Medical Products Division using IP Initiatives
  • Spearheaded intellectual property portfolio management and litigation strategies for Medical Products Division including long-range planning to ensure patent protection for existing and future product launches
  • Invalidity Opinions and Patentability analysis
  • Accountable for drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications; assuring Freedom to Operate on new products
  • Key member of the strategic planning team, generating various external patent portfolios reviews for potential acquisition or licensing
  • Conceived and established Gore's first Patent Intelligence Team to serve as resource for competitive response and patent litigation against third party infringers
2000 to 2004
Patent Attorney LICATA & TYRRELL City, STATE,
  • Drafted and prosecuted patent portfolios for numerous clients including prominent universities, research entities, large corporations and sole inventors for chemical, cosmetic, fragrance, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical and mechanical inventions.
  • Achieved recognition by IP Law and Business Magazine (March 2003 edition) as the second leading firm in the nation for its prosecution of Biotechnology / Medical Device patents.
1998 to 2000
Attorney MATTIONI, LTD, Law Firm City, STATE,
  • Guided Complex environmental litigation of hazardous waste contaminated sites for Philadelphia law firm with approximately thirty attorneys.
  • Collaborated with senior partners litigating cases involving complex environmental and Superfund matters.
  • Leveraged chemistry background and extensive knowledge of environmental regulations to benefit firm clients.
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Juris Doctor (JD):
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Bachelor of Science:
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Biology / Chemistry


• Nominated as “2014 Outstanding In House Counsel” Delaware Valley American Corporate Counsel Association (DELVACCA)

• Excellence in Intellectual Property Law, American Bar Association & BNA, 2004

• Pennsylvania Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention 

• Authored “Environmental Law Handbook” for Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources 

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Pennsylvania Bar
  • New Jersey Bar
  • Delaware Bar
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • American Bar Association
  • American International Patent Law Association (AIPLA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • U.S. China Business Council (USCBC)
  • ACTI, coalition of advanced manufacturing companies
  • Association of Corporate Counsel

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  • Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property
  • Lead Counsel Medical Products Division
  • Patent Attorney
  • Attorney


  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Bachelor of Science

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