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Working at US Patent and Trademark Office

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 ... Read more

US Patent and Trademark Office Reviews

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    I worked at US Patent and Trademark Office full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Teleworking, flexible schedules, good salaries, good management team. Nice offices, work campus. Lots of programs to engage employees and to provide important information such as retirement, financial etc.

    Cons

    Just working for the federal government, those types of concerns. Otherwise, no cons that I see working for the USPTO.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring for your workers, you are on the right path!

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US Patent and Trademark Office Photos

US Patent and Trademark Office photo of: Outside the US PTO headquarter office located in Alexandria, VA (Photo by Coolcaesar - available under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 & GFDL, v1.231)
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US Patent and Trademark Office photo of: USPTO@Alexandria (Photo thanks to Flickr user cytech, available under by v2.0)
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US Patent and Trademark Office Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Patent and Trademark Office.

    Interview

    I went through three to four rounds in this process, including drafting a paper to answer questions that they had preformed regarding trademarks and two in-person interviews with panels of the managing staff in the trademark division at the USPTO. After application, the timing took nearly three months from start to finish.

    Interview Questions

    • I don't recall any specific questions, but the in person interviews are with large panels. I believe I did two different panels in one day.   Answer Question
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US Patent and Trademark Office Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in the Federal Government (Agency Subcomponents)(#1), Best Places to Work, 2013
  • Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
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