US Patent and Trademark Office

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Current Employee - Examining Attorney in Alexandria, VA
Current Employee - Examining Attorney in Alexandria, VA

I have been working at US Patent and Trademark Office full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Work from home full time after 2 years of employment; work from anywhere in the continental US full time after working from home for a period (maintaining a rating of at least "fully successful" required for both).

Cons

Production, production, production... The production requirements (equivalent to law firm billables) are as demanding as billing at a large firm -- only you don't get the large firm compensation for it.

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Adjust production requirements so that a rating of "outstanding" is attainable within an 80 hour pay-period. Unpaid OT should not be required to achieve rating goals.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technical, somewhat repetitive to work, but great lifestyle with flexible schedule

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    Current Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at US Patent and Trademark Office

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, can work on your own without depending on others, clear production quota, great benefits, can get your promotions every year if you work hard

    Cons

    Your supervisor or whoever signs your cases can make or break your job. The work is somewhat repetitive in nature and can be very technical.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pretty easy, but dull work.

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    Former Employee - Junior Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Junior Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at US Patent and Trademark Office

    Pros

    The work is pretty easy so if you know how to do it, it is a pretty easy job with regular salary increases as long as you meet production.

    Cons

    The work is bland, as you pretty much are doing more or less the same thing every day, so that can get boring.

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