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Arlington, VA
10000+ employees
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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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    Current Employee - Patent Examiner in Alexandria, VA
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    I have been working at US Patent and Trademark Office full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, supportive management

    Cons

    Sometimes unpaid overtime is needed to meet production requirements

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US Patent and Trademark Office Photos

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US Patent and Trademark Office Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at US Patent and Trademark Office.

    Interview

    Applied online, after about 2 weeks, I got an email for an online/phone interview. They asked typical behavioral questions. It's was a very simple process, but it seems like the interview did not matter if you were selected or not in the end.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle multiple tasks of similar importance that would be due at the same time?   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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