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    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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    The individual selected for this position will:

    • Analyze assigned PCT applications to identify substantive issues involved.
    • Research treaty provisions, administrative regulations, precedent cases to develop and evaluate evidence presented.
    • Prepare decisions, actions, or legal advice on assigned applications.
    • Review new or revised PCT administrative rules and case decisions for an assigned PCT program area to identify substantive changes affecting current operations.
    • Research background data, analyze legal and regulatory issues, manual and automated data and control systems, and existing procedures to identify options for implementation.
    • Develop and implement quality review program criteria for assigned special programs or types of cases.
    • Analyze case sampling to identify problems.
    • Develop written procedures, training modules or other similar guidance.
    • Provide information and assistance on difficult PCT requirements and procedures to applicants or their representatives.
    • Design and carry out task and work flow analysis to determine specific PCT information and training requirements needed at appropriate stages of the patent preparation, application or examination process.
    • Conduct formal and informal training sessions on specific PCT issues and procedures for USPTO staff.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543151600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.