Overview

Duties

Summary

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), a progressive organization at the forefront of intellectual property issues around the world, is seeking a high performing professional to join as a Senior Level IP Attorney.


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Responsibilities

The Senior Level IP Attorney serves as a recognized technical and legal expert within the USPTO in the field of domestic and international intellectual property rights protection, including patents, trademarks and copyrights, and other trade-related intellectual property rights and related areas of law, especially in the context of intergovernmental organizations that cover intellectual property.

In addition, the Senior Level Attorney IP Attorney will:

  • Analyze and draft documents and provide timely expert legal advice to senior USPTO, Department of Commerce, and Administration officials on domestic and international intellectual property policy with emphasis on complex intellectual property issues at the international level;
  • Lead and participate in strategic planning, e.g., improvements to international intellectual property filing systems at the World Intellectual Property Organization, improvements at other international fora, and advise on the more complex and sophisticated aspects involved in planning, establishing strategies for, and conducting negotiations of international agreements;
  • Frequently working under short deadlines, draft and clear complex intellectual property legislative proposals, such as intellectual property chapters of trade agreements and proposals related to intergovernmental organizations;
  • Provide technical assistance, upon request to Members of Congress and their staff, particularly with respect to issues that are legally or technologically difficult, sensitive in nature, and have international ramifications.
  • Participate in interagency discussions and make presentations regarding intellectual property to, and receive input from, high-profile private sector groups;
  • Provide training on a range of topics from basic intellectual property matters to the most difficult aspects of intellectual property law, to novices as well as other experts; and
  • Participate in, as sole representative of the United States or as a senior expert on a team, bilateral and multilateral negotiations to attain the Administration’s intellectual property objectives in the foreign policy and trade arenas in international organizations such as the World Trade Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization.

This position may include some supervisory and related managerial duties. These duties should occupy less than 25 percent of the incumbent’s time.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – 30 percent or less of travel may be required.


Supervisory status

Yes


Promotion Potential

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