US Patent and Trademark Office
3.4 of 5 133 reviews
www.uspto.gov Alexandria, VA 5000+ Employees

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Great learning experience and a wonderful government job.

Patent Examiner (Former Employee)
Alexandria, VA

Prosflexible hours and fantastic working environment. get to see the cutting edge technology.

Consbe prepared to read through hundreds of patents daily.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    4 people found this helpful  

    A very different type of job

    Junior Patent Examiner (Former Employee)
    Alexandria, VA

    I worked at US Patent and Trademark Office full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Very Flexible, you have a lot of flexibility to not live your life consumed by your job. Once you… Cons: Very isolated. Not much interaction with other examiners. The higher the grade level the more work you are expected to produce which can lead to… Advice to Senior Management: Give new examiners more information and awareness of their options in their working environment (Art Units). Create a 360 degree of review such that as… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great benefits, including flexible schedule. But stressful.

    Patent Examiner (Current Employee)
    Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at US Patent and Trademark Office full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Flexible schedule. Good pay with opportunity to increase salary rapidly. Great atmosphere. … Cons: Your work is based on production, and you are rated quarterly. If you have trouble making production, this will be a stressful job for… Advice to Senior Management: Ensure SPEs are fair. If an examiner has trouble getting cases through his/her SPE,… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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