The U.S. government is looking to fill the position of
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Commercial Officer in China for the U.S. and
Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The position requires knowledge of all fields of IPR and international agreements governing IPR, including IPR office operation and administration, IPR training, and adherence to IPR standards of protection and enforcement. As an IPR Commercial Officer, the incumbent will act as a resource on China's intellectual property regime for other U.S. Government agencies.
For more information, see the full job posting on the USA Jobs
[Language below taken from the U.S. government job announcement]
This position reports to the Senior Commercial Officer and must also coordinate with the Economics Section, other parts of the U.S. Embassy Beijing and the USPTO.
Closing date is 04/04/2008.
This position is responsible for:
(a) promoting improvements in patent, trademark,
copyright and enforcement systems for the benefit of U.S. interests by meeting
with representatives of the host government to advise on intellectual property
policy, to explain U.S. positions, and to further U.S. intellectual property
(b) assessing and keeping pertinent US Department of Commerce and other U.S. Government officials advised of trends and developments resulting from such meetings;
(c) serving as the 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;
(d) conducting training and outreach on intellectual property matters for industry and government representatives; and
(e) activities of similar scope and complexity.