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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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    This position is located in the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  

    As an international copyright attorney-adviser this position will be responsible for:

    • Assisting 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.
    • Rendering legal advice and guidance, as well as technical assistance and analysis involving copyright law on an international scale regarding obligations in bilateral and multilateral treaties and trade agreements and implementation of those obligations.
    • Preparing briefing materials, papers, analyses, and testimony, as needed for the Under Secretary and other senior USPTO officials and Department of Commerce officials with respect to legislative items or policy initiatives on which the USPTO is requested to testify.Supporting the 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 and trade agreements.
    • Keeping senior management apprised of all action on pending legislation, regulatory developments, or policy discussions of interest to the USPTO for which the incumbent has been assigned responsibility.
    • Providing and participates in technical assistance and capacity-building programs and conferences to foreign governments seeking to develop or improve their intellectual property laws and regulations; and to improve the level of expertise of those responsible for intellectual property rights enforcement and the overall environment for enforcement.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Less than 20%

    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/547609100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.