Air Force Materiel Command Legal Office Seeks Patent Attorney (NH-IV) –

The Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command Law Office is seeking an experienced patent attorney.

The Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command Law Office is seeking a seasoned patent attorney with strong technical skills in electrical engineering. This full-time position is located at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio with telecommuting options available.

We are interested in candidates with more than 3 years of experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Qualified applicants must be US citizens and may be required to qualify for a security clearance. Male applicants must be enrolled in Selective Service.

Duties include:

Candidates must be able to negotiate, prepare, file and prosecute in a timely and independent manner legal instruments and documents, including: patent applications; patent interference proceedings; infringement investigations; patent appeals; T2 and related agreements; Orders under the Invention Secrecy Act (ISA) and related applications; and agreements and claims of patents, trademarks, copyrights and technical data.

A career in the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits which are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE NOTICE: There is no formal evaluation system to apply veterans’ preference to attorney appointments in the service except; however, the Department of Defense considers eligibility for Veterans Preference to be a positive factor in hiring attorneys. Applicants eligible for Veterans Preference should include this information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation. NOTE: Applicants for Attorney Appointments do not need Veterans Preference to be considered.

Required qualities :

  • Active status with a bar of the highest court of any state, U.S. Commonwealth, U.S. territory, or District of Columbia
  • Registration with the USPTO
  • 3+ years of experience preparing and pursuing patents in electrical engineering technologies
  • Undergraduate or graduate training in electrical engineering
  • Must be a US citizen; the man must be enrolled in Selective Service
  • Must be eligible to hold a security clearance
  • May be subject to random drug testing
  • Must complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon appointment and annually thereafter
  • Will be subject to a one-year probationary supervision period as part of AcqDemo
  • Have direct deposit

Interested candidates:

Interested candidates are invited to apply online. Link to publication: To be determined; Opening dates: To be determined

The position will be posted at for a period of 10 days (start date to be determined). Applications are accepted through USAJobs only and you will be required to produce the following documents. If all the elements are not completed, your application will not be evaluated.

  • Completed online questionnaire
  • Resume: Non-federal employees should include dates of employment (month/year to month/year). Federal employees must include compensation plan, series and grade. Current federal civilian employees should include in their resume any relevant performance-related ratings (given within the past three years) and/or incentive awards. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, or personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.
  • Transcripts: copies of undergraduate, graduate and law school transcripts
  • Bar registration: Certificate of good conduct dated less than 4 months following the request
  • Veterans: If claiming 30% Disabled Veteran or Veteran Preference – Submit a VOW certification note or a copy of the official DD-214 form, which must include character of service (i.e. with a release honorable or general). This will be annotated in block 24 on copy 2, 4, or 7 of member DD-Form 214. If you are claiming 30% disabled veteran, you must also submit a VA letter or a determination of disability from a branch of the forces armies. NOTE: All veterans claiming a 10 point preference must also submit an SF-15.

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About Air Force Materiel Command:

Based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) manages installation and mission support, discovery and development, test and evaluation, and lifecycle management services and sustainment for every major weapon system in the Army air. The AFMC employs nearly 89,000 military and civilian Airmen and manages $67 billion in budgetary authority.

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