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ProfileAdministrative Patent Judge Duties: The candidate will hear and adjudicate appeals from decisions of Primary Examiners as to patentability in patent applications and reissue and re-examination of patents. Will conduct Post-Grant Review proceedings, Inter Partes Review proceedings, Derivation proceedings, and Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patent proceedings, and declare and conduct proceedings in legacy interferences. Formulate ideas and communicate them effectively to various stakeholders. Draft decisions regarding patentability.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: The candidate should have a Bachelor's or higher technical degree and law degree. Should preferably have 10-15 years of patent experience, including those who have prosecuted and/or litigated patent cases and supervised professional IP teams and/or attorneys. Should preferably also have experience prosecuting and/or litigating electrical, computer, data processing or biotechnology/pharma patents and patent applications. Must have a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their application to professional engineering. Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico is required. Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a Bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, biology, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of an Engineering degree, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience with professional engineering supervision and guidance. Must have active membership of the Bar of any state, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or any US territory, in good standing. Should have demonstrated recent, extensive and comprehensive experience with the following: evaluating combined Intellectual Property (IP) assets and providing legal advice; formulating ideas and communicating them effectively to various stakeholders via clear, logically-developed opinions and decisions regarding patentability; effectively working with others; and conducting and managing patent prosecution, examination or administration which demonstrates a thorough knowledge and application of patent laws and rules of practice. Knowledge of legal matters associated with patent prosecution, examination, litigation, and administration. Knowledge of Patent Trial and Appeal Board jurisdiction, rules, and procedures. Knowledge of evaluating, applying, and interpreting patent law.
Application Deadline: March 2, 2018.
Announcement Number: PTAB-2018-0002. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more information.
U.S Department Of Commerce Patent and Trademark Office
550 Elizabeth Lane
Alexandria, VA 22310