Bruce W. Morrissey, Corporate Counsel with E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, currently handles commercial law and intellectual property issues for DuPont's Bio-Based Materials business and research programs.
He has previously worked as the IP Group Leader for AgBiotech Licensing, where he coordinated a team of 8 attorneys in the negotiation and drafting of technology access and business agreements for the AgEnterprise, crop genetics area including DuPont, Pioneer, Specialty Grains, Qualicon, and Protein Technologies.
He has been involved in the negotiation and formation of strategic alliances in the area of plant biotechnology for corn and soybean, litigation concerning corn germplasm and antitrust issues, and the patenting of molecular biology inventions. Bruce was involved in the creation of quality trait seed and grain marketing networks, including the use of label licenses to segment product markets.
He is currently providing legal advice to emerging businesses utilizing microorganism produced materials, including the conversion of biomass to transportation fuels, and in developing DuPont's policies on the use of IP rights in agricultural biotechnology related to sustainable food products for developing nations.
Bruce has a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Rensselaer and worked as a polymer/protein surface chemist and program manager at the National Bureau of Standards. He has a J.D. from George Washington University, is licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C., and is a registered patent attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.