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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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    Office Overview

    This position is located in the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), Enforcement Team.

    As an Enforcement Attorney, the incumbent will:

    • Assist the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and the Director of the USPTO in advising the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, and appropriate Federal agencies on domestic and international intellectual property enforcement issues as well as U.S.treaty obligations.
    • Render legal advice, guidance, technical assistance, and analysis involving intellectual property enforcement policy, laws and implementation on an international scale, regarding obligations in bilateral and multilateral treaties and trade agreements.
    • Prepare briefing materials, papers, analyses, and testimony, as needed for the Under Secretary and other senior USPTO and Department of Commerce officials with respect to legislative items or policy initiatives on which the USPTO is requested to testify.
    • Support the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Department of State and other U.S. Government agencies in international negotiations and consultations, and assist with the drafting, reviewing, and implementation of intellectual property enforcement obligations in bilateral and multilateral treaties and trade agreements.
    • Keep senior management apprised of all action on pending legislation, regulatory developments, or policy discussions of interest to the USPTO, in areas of the incumbent’s responsibility.
    • Provide current, accurate and complete information regarding domestic and international activities pertaining to intellectual property enforcement matters generally.
    • Develop, provide and participate in technical assistance and capacity-building programs and conferences to foreign governments seeking (1) to develop or improve their intellectual property enforcement laws and implementation, and (2) to improve the level of expertise of those responsible for intellectual property rights enforcement and the overall environment for enforcement.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional Domestic and International travel is required.

    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/553461700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.