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    As a International Attorney Advisor, the selectee for this position will be responsible for:

    • Assisting the Chief Policy Officer and Director of International Affairs and the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and the Director of the USPTO in advising the President, through the Secretary of Commerce and Federal agencies on domestic and international intellectual property issues as well as U.S. treaty obligations, with a focus on China.
    • Rendering legal advice and guidance, technical assistance and analysis involving intellectual property policy, laws and enforcement on an international scale, with a focus on China, regarding obligations in bilateral and multilateral treaties and trade agreements.
    • Examining the adequacy and effectiveness of intellectual property rights protection pursuant to US law, including under the Special 301 provisions of the Trade Act of 1974.
    • Analyzing, evaluating, and taking into account, the objectives of the Under Secretary and the OPIA Director, recommends appropriate action on proposals for creating or amending agreements for the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, and represents or assists in representing the United States OPIA issues and explains and advocates approved positions.  
    • Preparing briefing materials, papers, analyses, and testimony, as needed for the Under Secretary and other senior USPTO officials and the Department of Commerce officials with respect to legislative items or policy initiatives pertaining to China on which the USPTO is requested to testify.  
    • Helping the China team to support United States Trade Representative (USTR), Department of State and other U.S. Government agencies in international negotiations and consultations, and assists with the drafting, reviewing, and implementation of intellectual property obligations in bilateral and multilateral treaties, trade agreements and negotiations, primarily as they relate to China.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required 1-5 days per month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527427600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.