China IPR

USPTO China Position Open for Applications

The US Patent and Trademark Office has posted an Attorney Adviser position on Chinese IP matters.  The position is open for applicants now and closes January 30, 2014. 

The position is open to US citizens.  It involves assisting the the Senior Counsel for Policy-China in the Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), and the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and the Director of the USPTO.

More specifically, the successful applicant will manages a collection of resources related to intellectual property and innovation issues in China, and will also monitor new developments and conduct on-line research using Chinese and foreign sources.  The position also involves researching, coordinating and supporting analyses of Chinese intellectual property issues by analyzing existing data, developing an effective platform for aggregating IP-related data, and determining where additional data may be needed.

Requirements also include a law degree, a minimum of one year relevant legal experience, the ability to conduct research in Chinese, and experience in conducting data-driven analysis of IP trends in China by analyzing current patent, trademark, and copyright trends in China, Chinese IP trends in the U.S. market, IP acquisitions, and other statistical data.

The specific requirements for the position are found at:

Here is a recent speech on USPTO’s activities in China, which mentions its efforts to collect statistical data:



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