Position Opening: Attorney-Advisor Position in Beijing Working for USPTO

A U.S. government position as Attorney-Advisor (Intellectual Property Rights) in Beijing, China opened on 08/17/2012  and will close on 09/04/2012.

The job can be viewed on http://www.usajobs.gov/  job announcement number:  ITA-FSHR-2012-0030

 The announcement can also be viewed by clicking this link: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/324208200

Here are the Key Requirements and Duties from that link:

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Pass a thorough background and security investigation.
  • Receive a negative result on a drug test.
  • Meet rigorous medical clearance requirements, including dependents.
  • Must be able to obtain medical, security and suitability clearances.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

DUTIES:

  • Serves as a professional expert in intellectual property, international trade, legislative procedures and executive branch decision making.
  • Promotes high standards of intellectual property protection and enforcement in host country and/or region.
  • Carries out U.S. foreign, economic and political objectives to promote improvements in patent, trademark and copyright legal systems internationally for the benefit of U.S. interests.
  • Develops policy for the U.S. Government on intellectual property law matters for international settings such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (APEC), the Gulf Cooperation Commission (GCC), the European Commission and various agencies of the United Nations such as the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Serves as U.S. Patent and Trademark Office representative on U.S. delegations to international meetings on intellectual property to develop international agreements, revise existing agreements or address implementation of agreements or treaties.
  • Independently responsible for program areas of international trade and patent, trademark, copyright and enforcement legal systems and identifies and addresses impediments affecting the program areas.
  • Exercises managerial authority over local staff.
  • Coordinates with USPTO headquarters and IP Attaches based in U.S. Consulates in China.

Mark Cohen

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