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Patent Classifier

Serco North America
Full Time
Washington, DC 20005
Posted 19 days ago
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Position Description:

Looking for a career where you can make a difference every day? Discover this great opportunity to be a part of a dynamic team as a Patent Classifier. Serco’s Intellectual Property (IP) Services Program performs patent related classification analysis for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO), as well as performing similar analysis and patent search for law firms and inventors.

This is a great opportunity for a candidate who is seeking a team driven environment, but is also a strong, independent worker. The work performed by Serco Patent Classifiers supports a contract with the USPTO as well as related commercial patent search and analysis services. Subject matter for this role includes Networks/Optical Communications/Telecommunications (multiplexing, digital signal processing, etc.)


In this Telecommunications Patent Classifier role, you will:

  • Review and analyze Patent Applications based on the US and International patent classification structures, and determine a likely patent classification and a series of sub classifications.
  • Provide technical expertise in one or more of the following technologies: Telecommunications, Engineering, Networking, Communications and more.
  • Be expected to determine appropriate classifications in accordance with both U.S. and international patent classification systems through technical knowledge, research, and automated tools.
  • Learn patent classification, search, and examination processes.
  • Apply knowledge of classification processes to assign U.S. Patent Classification (USPC) and Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC) codes to complex technical subject matter.
  • Use automated systems to perform research and classification operations.
  • Function in a production-based environment with emphasis on operating efficiently and accurately at a significant pace.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Work closely with others in a team environment.
  • Participate in on-going program training to expand knowledge in additional technical fields and patent services.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • 0-2 years experience.
  • 25% travel may be required.
  • Exceptional analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong reading comprehension skills.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel.
  • The ability to work on a computer workstation for 8 hours per day.
  • Must be able to obtain and/or maintain a Public Trust Security Clearance.

Desired Attributes:

  • A Bachelor of Network Information Systems, Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Science is a plus.
  • Experience with networking principles and imaging or video systems.
  • Related civilian/military training.
  • Familiarity or direct network/telecommunications work is a plus.
  • A strong aptitude for learning new subject matter in the fields of networking and electrical engineering.

If you are interested in supporting and working with USPTO and a passionate Serco team- then submit your application now for immediate consideration. It only takes a few minutes and could change your career!

Company Overview: Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has over 9,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).
To review Serco benefits please visit: https://www.serco.com/na/careers/benefits-of-choosing-serco.
If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: [email protected]om or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.
Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email [email protected]
COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).

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