About MYCO

MycoTechnology helps the food industry create healthier products without excessive sugar, salt, and fat by working with the natural transformative power of mushrooms to make new-to-the-world food ingredients. Their flagship product, ClearIQ™, is the world's first organic bitter blocker and flavor clarifier that helps cleanup the taste of functional ingredients and is a powerful tool in the fight against sugar and sodium. FermentIQ™ protein filled the void in the plant-based protein market, creating a complete plant protein with improved nutrition and functionality.

IP Counsel
Aurora, CO
March 29, 2023
Seniority Level
Full Time
Role Overview

The Intellectual Property (IP) Counsel is responsible for developing and implementing the intellectual property strategy for the company, including identifying, protecting, managing and maintaining the intellectual property of the company. The IP Counsel will counsel, educate and guide team members across departments and at all levels on IP-related matters. The IP Counsel will also review and advise on IP-related matters in agreements and within the competitive landscape.

Essential Duties
  • Develop and implement strategy to identify and protect IP.
  • Prepare, file, and prosecute US and foreign patent and trademark applications.
  • Conduct and participate in IP related meetings to identify and counsel colleagues on IP matters.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with inventors to capture and protect IP.
  • Review, assess and evaluate scientific papers and documents and third-party IP.
  • Provide opinions on patentability, freedom-to-operate, validity, non-infringement, and other issues.
  • Coordinate and manage outside IP counsel and patent annuities firm.
  • Manage the company’s global patent and trademark portfolio.
  • Assist with due diligence, drafting, reviewing, and negotiation of IP-related agreements
  • Ensure compliance with all state, local and federal laws relating to patent and trademark issues.
  • Monitor and analyze IP from potential competitors.
  • Obtain and maintain a solid knowledge of the company’s business.
  • Undertake and assist with other legal matters as needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This job has no supervisory responsibilities. May mentor less tenured attorneys within the organization.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.


$165,000 - $210,000

Knowledge & Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry or life sciences from an accredited institution.
  • J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited law school.
  • Admitted to practice before USPTO with experience within biotechnology, food or life sciences.
  • 6Ma+ years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.


IP transactional experience

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