Partners for Advancing Agriculture ®

Steve Smith

Fall 2016

Steve has over eight years of leadership and business experience in agricultural life science businesses. His business background includes negotiation and negotiation strategy, regulatory strategy, IP strategy and new opportunity analysis mainly in the large corporate setting.  Steve has led numerous high profile and sensitive projects, most of which were in a cross-functional team setting. Steve’s focus and previous experience includes:

  • Trait and product licensing
  • Negotiation strategies
  • Business and strategy planning
  • Regulatory strategy for seeds, traits and ag chemistry products
  • New opportunity analysis
  • Director, Licensing Counsel Pioneer Hi-Bred, Int’l
  • Licensing and Litigation Attorney, McKee Voorhees & Sease
  • Patent Litigation Attorney, Weil Gotshal & Manges