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    The Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition, Health Care Division. The Health Care Division is seeking a life-sciences patent attorney with experience in patent prosecution or patent licensing. The Health Care Division investigates potentially anticompetitive conduct involving pharmaceutical companies, physicians and other health professionals, and hospitals and other institutional providers.

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    As an attorney in the Health Care Division, you will perform a variety of legal duties relating to cases or legal issues of high complexity, including those related to patent law. Often the work of the division staff includes giving advice related to antitrust enforcement policy under the various statutes enforced by the Commission. A successful staff member has interest in and the ability to deal with both legal analysis and economic and practical business issues arising from the matters under investigation. More specifically, you will:

    • Advise Division staff, and others, on patent issues related to the Bureau's work, including pharmaceutical, biologic, or other health care related patent claims, and patent licensing;
    • Make initial determinations as to whether matters should be investigated;
    • Plan and conduct investigations of potentially anticompetitive conduct in the health care field, often working as a member of a team;
    • Based on evidence collected during investigation, and on applicable legal precedents, determine whether a matter should be pursued or closed;
    • Prepare for trial and litigate or negotiate settlement of those matters; and
    • Perform special assignments as directed.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0905 Attorney

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