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Patent Classifier - Semiconductors and Electronics

Centuria Corporation is seeking a Patent Classifier to review Patent Applications received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the general fields of semiconductors, electronic components & circuitry, power generation/distribution/conversion, static memory and optics.

This is a great opportunity for a candidate who is seeking a team driven environment, but also is a strong, independent worker.  Our facility is fully run by Serco North America in support of the contract with the USPTO.  This is an ideal job for a candidate who would like to make significant contributions to the patent industry while working in the beautiful surroundings of the Shenandoah Valley in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

The patent classifier will be expected to determine appropriate application classifications in accordance with the US Patent Classification and International Patent Classification systems through technical knowledge, research and automated tools.  


  • - Master the patent classification process and to perform complex processing operations.
  • - Classify applications related to specific technologies within TechCenter 2800.
  • - Participate in training programs to expand knowledge and expertise into new technologies.


  • - Technical expertise and/or familiarity with one or more of the following technologies:  semiconductor devices & manufacturing processes, electronic circuitry, optics, power generation, solid state memory devices, radiant energy, and electrophotography.
  • - The ability to multitask, think on the go and adapt to changing situations.
  • - Meticulous attention to detail.
  • - The ability to use automated systems to perform research and classification operations.
  • - Demonstrated experience performing research.
  • - Ability to function in a production-based environment, including operating efficiently, accurately and at a significant pace.

- Motivated to exceed the contractual productivity and quality targets.
- Ability to work independently without need of excessive supervision.
- Ability to work on a computer workstation 8 hours per day

‚ÄčEducation: A Bachelor of Science in a technical field such as Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics, or equivalent work experience. 

Experience:  Demonstrated experience working on teams within a technical field. 

Travel: Some travel may be required

Security Clearance: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.  Applicant must be a United States citizen.

Centuria Corporation is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.

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