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Patent Classifier - Data Processing, Business Methods, Electronic Commerce

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: KT Consulting, Inc.
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Date posted: 10/28/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
Patent Classifier - TC3600 - Data Processing Business Methods, Electronic Commerce

Serco North America is seeking a Patent Classifier to review Patent Applications received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the general fields of data processing business methods and electronic commerce.

The classifier will be expected to determine appropriate application classifications in accordance with the US Patent Classification and International Patent Classification structures through technical knowledge, research and automated tools. The successful candidate will have technical knowledge in one or more of the major classification categories and must be motivated to exceed contractual productivity and quality targets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include:

Required Skills:

·Technical expertise in one or more of the following technologies: computer science, management information systems, computer architecture, networking, or related field.
·Ability to multitask and adapt to changing situations.
·Meticulous attention to detail.
·Use automated systems to perform research and classification operations.
·Function in a production-based environment with emphasis on quality and productivity.
·Work independently with minimal supervision.
·Ability to work on a computer workstation 8 hours per day.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include:

·Master the patent classification process and perform complex processing operations.
·Classify applications related to specific technologies within Tech Center 3600.
·Participate in training programs to expand knowledge and expertise into new technologies.
·Work closely with others in a team environment.

Education:: A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, or closely related field; 0-2 years of work experience in a professional environment.

Experience: Demonstrated experience in technical field and/or on teams within a technical field.

Security Clearance: Applicant selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a United States citizen.
Necessary Experience: Less than 1 Year
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