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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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    Responsibilities

    Office Overview

    This position is located in the Office of the Solicitor for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This office provides legal counsel to the USPTO Director and his staff and represents the Director before the Federal Courts.

    The individual selected for this position will…

    • Provide litigation case management support in federal district court and appeals court cases involving extensive agency records, discovery procedures, court exhibits, and witnesses, including filing documents with such courts and assisting attorneys with case analysis, investigation, discovery, obtaining expert witnesses, and preparation of cases for trial.  
    • Draft correspondence and a variety of legal documents, including pleadings, motions, decisions, and notices of appearance, docketing statements, and bills of costs. Draft complaints in OED disciplinary matters. 
    • Prepare reports and presentations using word processing and database applications. 
    • Communicate verbally and in writing with members of the public, attorneys, agents, inventors, various courts, other agencies, Federal and state law enforcement offices, witnesses and potential witnesses, and USPTO personnel.  
    • Conduct legal research in law libraries and on computer databases such as WESTLAW, PACER, the USPTO’s electronic databases, and other online sources to obtain information and materials requested by attorneys and find legal precedent, legislative history, articles, and other information in the highly specialized and substantive area of intellectual property law.  
    • Review, analyze, cite check, and edit USPTO legal documents for conformance with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, the principles of the patent and trademark statutes and regulations, and the rules of the particular federal court in which a paper is being filed to ensure proper form, accurate code and case law citations, and continuity and clarity of text.  

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/544282700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.