Thermo Fisher Scientific, a Fortune 500 company, is seeking a APAC IP counsel to be based in Singapore. The position involves such tasks as developing IP strategies in the Asia Pacific Region, proactively developing IP opportunities from R&D in Singapore and China, as well as anti-counterfeiting activities and trade secret protection.
Appropriate bar admission/patent office admission (China or US), background in the sciences, minimum 10 years prior experience and proficiency in Chinese and English are required.
Here’s a link to the posting.
The US Department of Commerce has an opening for the IP Attaché in Guangzhou. Application for the position closes September 29, 2017. Requirements include knowledge of intellectual property, a law degree, US bar admission and US citizenship. The announcement does not indicate that knowledge of Mandarin or Cantonese languages is required, although it does require experience of working with foreign IP laws. Please see the announcement for further information.
USPTO has posted a position for an unpaid extern in Chinese intellectual property matters commencing June 6, 2017. The position requires the following skills:
– Knowledge of Chinese language
– Knowledge of Intellectual Property (IP)
– Ability to research US and Chinese cases
– Ability to use Excel and PowerPoint
– Skill in preparing instructional material
The extern will assist staff of the USPTO’s China Team by researching intellectual property issues in China and assisting with organizing meetings and programs. Some instruction on Chinese IP databases may be provided.
The American Institute in Taiwan has posted a position for an economic specialist in Taipei. This is a local-hire position (for those ordinarily resident in Taiwan, and others). In addition to knowledge of Chinese and English, the position requires a Master’s degree in business, engineering, economics or law or related field. The position entails, among other things, “researching and drafting cables and other reports on policy, legal, and business developments in the high-tech, digital economy, cybersecurity, intellectual property rights (IPR), and labor sectors.” The application deadline is February 12, 2017.
USPTO has announced a vacancy for the Guangzhou IP attaché position. The vacancy announcement is here. Requirements include knowledge of intellectual property, a law degree, US bar admission and US citizenship. The announcement does not indicate that knowledge of Mandarin or Cantonese languages is required, although it does require experience of working with foreign IP laws. Please see the announcement for further information.
USTR is looking for a “trade analyst” who, ideally, can speak Chinese and will be engaged in “IPR and innovation trade problems.” The deadline for applying is January 2, 2015. Here is a link to the position: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/389902200 .
The Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT), Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, seeks an experienced prosecutor currently employed as an Assistant United States Attorney, Department of Justice Trial Attorney, or a State Prosecutor to serve as a Resident Legal Advisor (RLA) in the People’s Republic of China. The position will be open until filled.
More information and application details can be found on the DOJ website. Although not strictly an IP position, previous holders of this position have been involved in IP matters to varying degrees while at Post or upon return to the United States.