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Patent Attorney

Company: Department Of Justice
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

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Summary

The Intellectual Property Section of the Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, primarily defends the United States against allegations of patent and copyright infringement in the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Section occasionally represents the United States in a variety of proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office, the district courts, and the courts of appeals.

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Responsibilities

The Intellectual Property Attorney will be responsible for the conduct of all phases of intellectual property litigation on behalf of the United States, from case development through trial and any appeals. The majority of the cases will be patent cases, where the attorney will be expected to develop an understanding of the technology at issue and work with highly skilled experts in the development of legal positions. The attorney may also be assigned to cases involving copyright infringement, trademark infringement or misappropriation of trade secrets. Other assignments may include preparation of legal opinions and assistance in development of government policy. This is a non-supervisory position.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

15

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • Must complete a Background Investigation to include drug testing
  • Selective Service Registration is required, as applicable
  • May require completion of a fourteen month trial period
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access depending on organizational assignment / duty location.

Qualifications

Applicants must be a graduate from a full course of study in a School of Law accredited by the American Bar Association and be a member in good standing of the bar of a state, territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), have at least three years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-14 level; and four years of post J.D. experience to qualify at the GS-15 level. You must also be a U.S. citizen.

Applicants must have a strong background in intellectual property litigation, preferably in patent litigation. Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in science, mathematics, or engineering. Applicants who are eligible to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office are also preferred, although registration is not required.

Applicants must have excellent writing and advocacy skills, as well as superior negotiation and interpersonal skills. Successful applicants will be highly motivated, exhibit sound judgment and creativity, and have several years of active litigation experience.

Education

All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, see www.ed.gov.

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Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to timely provide such evidence by submitting proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency with your application materials. More information may be found at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

All documentation must be in English or include an English translation. https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Keywords: Department Of Justice, Washington DC , Patent Attorney, Other , Washington, DC

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