Department of the Air Force Seeks Patent Attorney

The Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command is seeking a Patent Attorney.

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace.  To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values — integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.  This is an acquisition demonstration project position, NH-1222-04, equivalent to the GS-14/GS-15.

Major Duties

  • Prepare, file and prosecute patent and trademark applications; review disclosures of inventions for technical sufficiency and patentability; interview inventors and conduct technical and legal research related to inventions; conduct prior art studies and prepare patentability and trademark opinions; respond to restriction requirements, requests for reconsideration and other notices; prepare and submit petitions, assignments, affidavits, declarations and briefs on appeal; interview inventors and patent examiners; and conduct interference proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences.
  • Advise and assist federal laboratories and Technology Transfer officials on Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property law; counsel inventors and others on patent and trademark rights and protecting Intellectual Property; counsel technical, procurement, Technology Transfer and management personnel on Intellectual Property law issues relating to research, development, testing and evaluation activities and Technology Transfer activities under applicable laws and regulations.
  • Negotiate and prepare appropriate Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer agreements for the effective and appropriate transfer of federally funded technologies.
  • Provide a wide variety of Intellectual Property law and Technology Transfer services, as assigned.
  • Manage docket of inventions and Technology Transfer agreements.
  • Responsible for the timely completion of administrative duties as assigned by AFMCLO leadership.

Key Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • PCS expenses will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:  You MUST have successfully completed a full course of study in a school of law accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and have the first professional law degree (LLB or JD).  In addition, at the time of application, you must provide proof, dated within four months of application, of “active” status with a bar of the highest court of a State, U.S. commonwealth, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia.  On-line information is allowed as long as it shows that you are in “active” status.

Additional Requirements

Professional legal experience in excess of three years that is commensurate with the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Security Clearance


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Work may require travel away from the normal duty station on military or commercial aircraft.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Travel and Relocation Expenses will be paid IAW JTR and AFMAN 36-606

Department of the Air Force Contact Person

Kimberly A. Loree
Phone: (937)904-3360
For more information or to apply to this position, see USA Jobs.
Job announcement number – AFMC-1989734-948804-9X-KAL
Open & closing dates -2017-07-21 to 2017-08-10
Salary -$103,639 to $158,483 / per year
Pay scale & grade – NH 04

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