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Patent Attorney Duties: The candidate works under the general administrative supervision of the Intellectual Property Law Division Chief 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, and copyright.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: The candidate should have completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the 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, US Territory, or the District of Columbia. Should be a registered US Patent Attorney with a license to practice before the USPTO. Should also have completed a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Must have 3+ years of 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.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Experience drafting and prosecuting US utility patent applications for electrical engineering technologies and mechanical engineering technologies. Ability to effectively identify issues, research applicable law, and present legal counsel recommendations. Knowledge of intellectual property cases, regulations, directives, and policies. Understanding of intellectual property law and fundamental contract law principles. Ability to analyze issues and apply legal principles. Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Ability to learn and apply new areas of the law.
Application Deadline: April 27, 2018.
Announcement Number: NCBV189719109240D. Apply online. No emails. Visit website for more information.
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