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This position is located in the Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Solicitor.
The duties and responsibilities of the position include:
- Serving as counsel to the Director of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (“OED Director”) in disciplinary cases before administrative law judges and in cases on appeal to the USPTO Director.
- Handling all aspects of disciplinary cases from inception through trial and appeals. Responsibilities include collaborating with the OED Director to complete investigations; developing litigation strategy; drafting complaints; drafting and responding to discovery motions, dispositive motions, and other pretrial motions; taking and defending depositions; conducting trials; and drafting and responding to post-trial briefs and appeals.
- Assisting in representing the USPTO in appeals of disciplinary cases, and potentially patent and trademark cases, filed in federal district and appellate courts.
- Providing legal advice on ethics and disciplinary matters to the OED Director, OED staff attorneys, and Agency officials.
Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required - 15% or less
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/603741000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.