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Good Salary, Paid Overtime
Pay to go to Law School and Advanced Degrees
Very flexible work schedule
Work is mostly done individually (if you are into that)
Day to day job is very boring and repetitive
Production system can be very demanding, never a moment to rest while in office
Skills and experience gained here is only good for other patent jobs, not much else
This is not a place to let off your creative spark or to make an impact. The culture is very top down, you are expected to follow order and guide lines.
However, if you are okay with taking order without getting your ego dented, the perks is worth the boredom.
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Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online – interviewed at US Patent and Trademark Office.
I applied on USAJOBS and in about a month or so got an email inviting to do a phone interview. The phone interview took about 30 minutes. The person interviewing (an SPE) asked the same questions already mentioned here on glassdoor. I was told I should hear back in 2-3 weeks whether or not I was selected.
- The person interviewing asked the same questions already mentioned here on glassdoor. 2 Answers
You didn't make a copy of that new software program for your friend, did you? The US Patent and Trademark Office certainly hopes you didn't. For some 200 years, the agency has protected US inventions and intellectual property by issuing trademarks and patents in conjunction with its mission to foster an entrepreneurial spirit and see that US inventions and intellectual property contribute to a strong economy. Its primary function is receiving and processing patent and trademark applications and publishing information regarding the system. It is funded by the fees it...