The Intellectual Property Section of the Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, primarily defends the United States against allegations of patent and copyright infringement in the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Section occasionally represents the United States in a variety of proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office, the district courts, and the courts of appeals.
The Trial Attorney will be responsible for the conduct of all phases of intellectual property litigation on behalf of the United States, from case development through trial and any appeals. The majority of the cases will be patent cases, where the attorney will be expected to develop an understanding of the technology at issue and work with highly skilled experts in the development of legal positions. The attorney may also be assigned to cases involving copyright infringement, trademark infringement or misappropriation of trade secrets. Other assignments may include preparation of legal opinions and assistance in development of government policy. This is a non-supervisory position.
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.