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.

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 food service, food processing, healthcare, industrial, and oil and gas markets. Jill works with numerous universities throughout the country through their technology transfer programs to protect various chemical and life science technologies.

Jill’s practice also includes complex licensing, collaborations and other transfers and sales of property to help clients monetize innovations. Jill’s licensing experience spans across various technologies, with an emphasis in agriculture. She has over a decade of experience working with multi-national companies, start-ups, joint ventures, and numerous universities throughout the country. Her experience includes both domestic and cross-border transactions. Jill is the Chairwoman of the Firm’s Licensing Practice Group.

Jill is actively involved in organizations relating to her practice to stay up-to-date with the latest in technology and trends. Organizations include the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Polk County Women Attorneys (PCWA), the Iowa State Bar Association, IowaBio, Drake Law School Board of Counselors (2018-2020), and the Licensing Executives Society (LES). Jill is a founding member of and the 2019 Chair for the LES Iowa Chapter. Jill is also a proud member of ChIPs, a nonprofit organization that advances and connects women in technology, law and policy.

Recognized from 2017-2019 by IP Stars (a legal directory published by Managing Intellectual Property) for her “in-depth work and for spending time at board meetings for her clients to be considered part of the 'inner sanctum of various companies,'” Jill emphasizes working closely with clients to develop and implement intellectual property strategies 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.

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