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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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    During the current period of mandatory telework required by the Agency’s COVID-19 response, telework will be mandatory. When it is determined the Agency will be moving to the reopening phase, the expectation will be to physically return to the office at the USPTO – Alexandria, VA campus.  Telework days and any required waiting period for eligibility will be determined at that time.

    This position is located in the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The incumbent of this position serves as an international and legislative expert in the field of intellectual property protection in the areas of patent, industrial design, and unfair competition law.   

    The duties of this position will include, but are not limited to:

    • Developing policy for the United States Government on patent and other intellectual property that arise in international organizations such as the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperations, and International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV), etc.
    • Developing legislative proposals in the areas of patent, industrial design and unfair competition related issues.
    • Conducting thorough studies and analysis of potential international agreements to determine positions for the US Government and USPTO.
    • Negotiating international agreements with other intellectual property offices.
    • Formulating positions on all legal, procedural and technical issues that arise prior to or during negotiation of any international agreement or treaty.
    • Representing USPTO at international meetings and diplomatic conferences.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Limited

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1222 Patent Attorney

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/596701300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.