Jill N. Link, Pharm.D.

Jill received her doctorate degree in pharmacy with honors from the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (with undergraduate emphasis in chemistry). While practicing as a hospital pharmacist Jill continued her education at Drake University completing her law degree with high honors and graduating as a member of the Order of Barristers and the Agricultural Law Journal. During law school, Jill achieved top honors as a National Moot Court Team member and national quarter finalist, as well as other Top Oralist awards in moot court competitions. Jill joined the firm as an Associate Attorney in 2007 and became a Member in 2014.

Jill's practice includes all areas of intellectual property, with an emphasis on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the firm’s Biotechnology and Chemical Practice Group. Jill has filed over 200 hundred U.S. patent applications in the chemical and life sciences areas, and her practice includes both U.S. and international patent management. Much of Jill’s patent prosecution work is in the field of water, hygiene and energy technologies to provide chemical products for foodservice, food processing, healthcare, industrial, and oil and gas markets. Jill also works with numerous universities throughout the country through their technology transfer programs to protect various chemical and life science technologies.

Jill also works with clients on monetizing intellectual property assets, including assisting the firm's clients with complex licensing, collaborations and other transfers and sales of property. Jill works with clients in various aspects of due diligence and valuation of intellectual property assets. Jill emphasizes working closely with clients to develop and implement intellectual property strategies which are tailored to individualized outcomes while remaining cost-effective. She places a high value on the development of client relationships to fully understand each client’s business and what success looks like on a transaction-by-transaction or asset-by-asset basis. Jill enjoys being an advocate for her clients and often speaks around the country on important patent issues in the chemical and life sciences fields.


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