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Intellectual Property - General Attorney in Washington, DC

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Company name

Public Knowledge Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Intellectual Property - General

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Washington, DC

Date Last Verified

Mar 19,2018

Posted on

Jan 09,2018

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Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property The candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to advocate for the public interest in intellectual property policy, including patent reform and balanced IP laws that serve the interests of consumers, innovators, and technology users. Develop and implement strategies to advocate for balanced federal intellectual property policies and patent reform. Meet with key policymakers at the White House, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the International Trade Commission, the Copyright Office, Congress, and elsewhere to build support for intellectual property reform. Convene and/or work in coalition with various stakeholder groups to develop priorities and strategies to achieve more balanced copyright policies and patent reform, and to implement those strategies. Make the case for intellectual property reform by gathering existing research and commissioning new research. Work with the firm’s General Counsel and legal team to select ”high impact” intellectual property cases in which to file amicus curiae briefs on behalf of the firm and its public interest allies. Work with the firm’s communications and campaign teams to develop communications and campaign strategies around intellectual property reform intended to educate and activate the public and policymakers. Should have a law degree and 5+ years of experience in intellectual property, communications, and/or other technology law and policy; OR a bachelor’s degree and more substantial experience in intellectual property, communications, and/or other technology law and policy. Should have experience with patent law and policy preferred, including practice experience in patent litigation and/or prosecution. Experience with copyright and related intellectual legal and policy issues is essential. Should have experience with trade policies related to intellectual property. Must have substantial policy and/or political experience. Experience drafting legal documents such as briefs and model legislation is essential. Application deadline: February 6, 2018.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Public Knowledge Inc.
1818 N Street
NW Suite 410
Washington, DC 20036