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Aug 23, 2014

Interview Question for Patent Examiner at US Patent and Trademark Office:

“No Technical questions all behavioral”


Aug 14, 2014

Interview Question for Patent Examiner at US Patent and Trademark Office:

“There were no difficult questions. Just read through the questions given on this site. They ask the same ones over and over again.”


Aug 12, 2014

Interview Question for Patent Examiner at US Patent and Trademark Office:

“Nothing difficult or unexpected. Just prepare the questions that were mentioned by glass door users.”


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Aug 10, 2014

Interview Question for Patent Examiner at US Patent and Trademark Office:

“No unexpected questions”


Aug 4, 2014

Interview Question for Patent Examiner at US Patent and Trademark Office:

“Questions are as listed in other reviews. No surprises. Very nice interviewer (SPE), basically told me she hoped I'd get a job there. Great experience overall. Also pushed back start date by two…”


Jul 18, 2014

Interview Question for Patent Examiner (Mechanical Engineer) at US Patent and Trademark Office:

“Describe a time in which you had a very short deadline to meet”


Jun 29, 2014

Interview Question for US Patent Examiner at US Patent and Trademark Office:

“Questions were quite standard, but be prepared with background knowledge of basic patents. The US Patent Office has a helpful video that is accessible online”


Jun 22, 2014

Interview Question for Patent Examiner at US Patent and Trademark Office:

“I can't say any question was difficult or unexpected. I wasn't expecting the dress to be as casual as it was: 8 hiring managers were there, all wearing jeans/dockers and short sleeved golf shirts or…”


May 27, 2014

Interview Question for Anonymous at US Patent and Trademark Office:

“Explain the design patent process. This isn't that difficult without proper research here and on their website.”


Apr 21, 2014

Interview Question for Anonymous at US Patent and Trademark Office:

“Do you know what the patent process is like? What is the role of the patent examiner?”