China IPR

USPTO Beijing Position Opens

USPTO has announced a vacancy in its Beijing Office at the US Embassy.  The vacancy announcement number is  N78: 1905-058.  This position is open to those who are legally resident in China with the requisite qualifications.  The position closes  June 21, 2016.   Here is an excerpt of the announcement – contact the US Embassy HR Section (see below) for further details.

       Legal Advisor

       Foreign Commercial Services/

       U.S. Patent & Trademark Office



This position is advertised under the Locally Employed (LE) Staff Program of the United States Mission in China.  All applicants must already have relevant documentation to legally reside and work for the U.S. Government in China to be eligible for consideration. 

POSITION:                Legal Advisor (FCS/USPTO) 

WORK HOURS:        Full-time; 40 hours/week

 GRADE:                     Not-Ordinarily Resident:  FP-04 USD 63,632 p.a.

                                   (starting salary, final grade will be determined by Washington    

                                   Ordinarily Resident: FSN-11 RMB 313,235 p.a.

                                   (starting salary includes allowance and bonus)

LOCATION:               The incumbent may be assigned to work at the Embassy or one of the Embassy’s off-compound facilities in Beijing.

 The U.S. Embassy in Beijing is seeking an eligible and qualified applicant for the position of Legal Advisor with the Foreign Commercial Services/U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

 Note: Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



The Legal Advisor will be responsible for advising, monitoring, analyzing and reporting on specified intellectual property rights (IPR) matters at China’s national level and within U.S. Mission’s Beijing and Shenyang consular districts.  Using their understanding of complex IPR matters, the Legal Advisor will evaluate and prioritize IPR developments by determining which IPR developments are most likely to affect U.S. interests and help propose, develop, and implement policy engagement strategies.  The incumbent will be expected to think and act proactively by identifying emerging IP-related issues, gathering and reporting information, and proposing solutions for consideration by the Embassy’s IP Attaché.  The position requires a law degree, and should have knowledge of complex principles governing protection and enforcement of IPR, with a particular emphasis on patents and/or trademarks.

A copy of the complete position description listing all duties and responsibilities is available in the Office of Human Resources (x4500).


All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Applicants who fail to do so, or who do not meet the position’s required qualifications, will not be considered for this position.


·         University degree in Law, Foreign Relations, and Business Administration is required.


·         At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience of working in the area of intellectual property is required.


  • Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing in English is required. (This will be tested.)
  • Level IV (Fluent) speaking/reading/writing in Chinese is required.


  • Must have knowledge of the complex principles governing protection and enforcement of IPR, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, in China. 

 Abilities and skills:

  • Must have the ability to develop and maintain an extensive range of mid to high level contacts in the host government and private sector that will aid the incumbent identify emerging IP-related issues and to propose and carry-out strategies to effectuate improvements to China’s IPR systems.
  • Must be able to develop and implement above projects from start to finish with minimal supervision and to propose creative solutions to IPR issues that impact U.S. IPR owners looking to operate in China, including medium- and long-term strategies.

HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered:  

1.    Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-0174); and  

2.    Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.) 


Human Resources Office

American Embassy Beijing, China

No.55 An Jia Lou, Beijing 100600


(Please specify the position title in the subject line.)

Fax: 86-10-8531-4545



Categories: China IPR

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