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Patent Attorney - GS 14 The candidate works under the general administrative supervision of the Intellectual Property Law Division Chief within the Army Materiel Command (AMC) Legal Center-Warren with responsibility for supporting overall TACOM programs, policies, and procedures in the areas of drafting and prosecuting patent applications, patent infringement claims, litigation, and licensing. Provides support to the Chief regarding a full range of intellectual property (IP) issues, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications, reviewing and advising on contractual IP matters, technology transfer, license rights and infringement. Evaluates the technical content of invention dockets, conducts patentability searches and renders opinions on potential patentability of complex and advanced systems and concepts; drafts patent applications and prepares amendments. Identifies unreported inventions through review of complex interrelated research and development work and reviews and advises on patent rights clause matters and title to inventions matters. Conducts training sessions/classes/lectures for briefing of Command personnel regarding protection of Governments interests in preparation and follow-up of Government contracts, in negotiations with industry representatives and the like. Studies, interprets and prepares legal opinions for all elements of the Command regarding technical data rights, computer software, patents, copyright.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (J.D. or LL.B.). Must currently be a member in good standing in the Bar of the highest court of a state, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Must be a registered U.S. Patent Attorney with a license to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Must have completed a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. This degree requirement is due to the unique technical expertise necessary to perform the work of the position.
Required Experience: In addition to the basic qualification requirements listed above in items 1 through 4, to qualify at the GS-14 level, an applicant must have in excess of three years professional legal experience, acquired after admission to the bar, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position at a GS-13 level or equivalent. Applicants will be evaluated to determine if they meet the basic qualification requirements above and on the level of competency in the following knowledges, skills, and abilities (KSAs) associated with this position. KSAs for this position are:
Experience drafting and prosecuting U.S. utility patent applications for electrical engineering technologies and mechanical engineering technologies.
Should have knowledge of intellectual property cases, regulations, directives, and policies.
Ability: Ability to effectively identify issues, research applicable law, and present legal counsel recommendations. Ability to analyze issues and apply legal principles. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Ability to work with various teams to achieve results. Ability to learn and apply new areas of the law.
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