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    Summary

    Come work for the USPTO, we have been ranked as one of the best places to work in the federal government! The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. We are responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. The USPTO is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and has over 12,000 employees. For more information about the USPTO, please visit the USPTO Jobs Website

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    Responsibilities

    The selectee functions as a legislative analyst and liaison responsible for performing a variety of duties regarding legislation and the impact on intellectual property (IP) matters, agency policy and operations, strategic planning, international treaty obligations, and Department of Commerce (DOC) and various stakeholder interests. Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

    -Monitors and reviews legislative proposals for impact on intellectual property matters, agency policy, operations, and strategic planning goals.

    -Assembles and presents, as appropriate, information to Congress, DOC, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on agency operations, goals, objectives, and various intellectual property matters.

    -Drafts Congressional testimony on intellectual property issues and agency operations for the Under Secretary and other USPTO and DOC officials. Works with agency business unit managers and staff, DOC, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of information presented.

    -Establishes and maintains liaison with Congressional staff, IP bar associations, stakeholders and others concerned with proposed and pending legislation and operational matters.

    -Prepares assessments and reports for USPTO executive staff. Coordinates with USPTO subject-matter experts to develop information on agency positions.Researches legislative status of various proposals with potential impact on USPTO operations and various intellectual property matters.

    -Organizes and oversees delegation trips.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Travel in the local commuting area may be expected.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/541126300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.