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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

    This vacancy has been amended to extend the closing date.

    WHEN APPLYING TO THIS VACANCY - When answering the "ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS", PLEASE SELECT "CAREER OR CAREER-CONDITIONAL" - DO NOT SELECT EXCEPTED SERVICE.

    Duties for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Formulating new policies or revising existing policies regarding electronic filing and public web services in the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure and the Trademark Rules of Practice to incorporate changes in the regulations, statutes and international treaties, trademark applications or registrations, new decisions issued by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) and Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit.
    • Preparing responses to policy-related questions regarding electronic filing and public web services to include: congressional inquiries, outside attorneys, pro se applicants, registrants, business customers and the public received by the Commissioner for Trademarks and the Director of the US PTO.
    • Representing the USPTO by communicating its electronic filing and public web services policies at public forums such as the Independent Inventors Conference, the Intellectual Property Organization, and the Patent and Trademark Depository Library annual training conference. Prepare and provide presentations and training materials at these conferences regarding changes in trademark policy, rules and procedures.
    • Developing legal policy materials related to electronic filing and public web services.
    • Serving as a primary attorney for legal analysis of decisions regarding the compliance of new applications with the legal requirements for receiving a filing date.
    • Providing legal policy guidance regarding electronic filing and public web services to the various work units in the Trademark organization on issues related to the application, registration, and pre and post registration process and procedures including appeals and petitions.
    • Performing other duties or projects as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • 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/551827500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.