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    Serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is responsible for granting US intellectual property (IP) rights for patents and trademarks and providing inventors exclusive rights over their discoveries. It's an effort that contributes to a strong global economy, encourages investment in innovation, and cultivates an entrepreneurial spirit in the 21st century. The USPTO leads efforts to develop and strengthen both domestic and international property protection and advises the Secretary of Commerce, the President of the United States, and the Administration on IP protection.
    This volunteer service offers opportunities within the Office of Policy and International Affairs-China Team. The program is intended to give students an opportunity to experience what it is like to work at PTO, as well as interact with experts, explore opportunities and develop or enhance personal and professional skills.

    Applications will be accepted from the first 250 applicants.

    The extern program will begin June 6, 2017 and end on August 11, 2017.

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    Assists staff of the China Team by researching intellectual property issues in China and assisting with organizing meetings and programs. Some instruction on Chinese IP databases may be provided.

    Ideal applicants have:

    - Knowledge of the Chinese language

    - Knowledge of Intellectual Property (IP)

    - Ability to research US and Chinese cases

    - Ability to use Excel and PowerPoint

    - Skill in preparing instructional materials

    If selected to participate for an externship, you will be expected to begin work on June 6, 2017, unless other arrangements are made with the selecting official.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Individuals currently accepted for enrollment OR currently enrolled in a qualifying educational institution, as defined by 5 CFR 362.102, on a full or half-time basis.

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