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Lilly Patent Counsel-IP in Greenfield, Indiana

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Type of Employment:

Full-Time Employment - FTE


The objective of the role is for a patent attorney to understand Elanco’s business and competently provide innovative solutions to Elanco’s patent and other legal challenges.

Responsibilities of a successful candidate will include:

  • Practice global patent law relevant to Elanco’s small and large molecule compounds

  • Patent drafting, patent prosecution, patent risks, and agreement drafting and counseling

  • Provide prudent, ethical, landscape-aware, and law-informed solutions to legal challenges

  • Discovery and development teams in order to provide solutions to Elanco’s patent and other legal challenges

Basic Qualificiations:

  • JD

  • Bachelors degree in Microbiology, Virology, or similar science areas such as Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, etc.

  • Qualified to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and be a member of a state bar in good standing

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience practicing as a patent attorney

  • Qualified candidate must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this position

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Strong foundation in Biological Science

  • Animal Health or Pharmaceutical experience a plus

  • Bachelor degree in relevant science area with at least 3 years’ experience

  • Advanced degree

  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to organize self, to multi-task effectively, and to satisfactorily complete projects within deadlines

  • Demonstrated effectiveness as an individual contributor, team member, and leader

  • Experience with or good knowledge of patent law; or deep experience with and knowledge of pharmaceutical product discovery, development and/or commercialization

Additional Information:

Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


Company Overview:

Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we are driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life – all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at

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Region: North America

City: Greenfield

State: Indiana

Country: USA

Location Details:

Req Id: 50683BR