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mandejapan
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #1050 on: Jun 23rd, 2007, 8:49pm »
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I don't think this has been posted before in this thread but I found a blog today where a patent examiner who joined the Patent Training Academy (PTA) on May 28th talks about his daily experiences as he goes through the PTA:
 
http://www.patentlyacademic.com/index.php?paged=2
 
It's pretty interesting to read...
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #1051 on: Jun 23rd, 2007, 9:19pm »
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There are several other blogs and websites that are linked on the Patently Academic blog I posted above...they have been mentioned before in some of the posts such as Just-n-Examiner and Patently-O
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #1052 on: Jun 25th, 2007, 9:48am »
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What's the timeline for hearing back on an application submitted through USAJOBS?  I submitted and app for a PATENT EXAMINER (EE, COMP E, CS, PHYSICS) position on 3/5/07, hearing nothing, and have resubmitted a new app on 6/20/07.  The 3/5 app now shows CLOSED, but the 6/20 still shows open.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #1053 on: Jun 25th, 2007, 1:13pm »
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Marklyon,
 
Like most people have suggested, I would recommend that you try to contact a SPE (supervisory patent examiner) or hiring coordinator in an area that you are interested in.  Or if you know a current patent examiner or someone that works there you should contact him/her and see if they can pass your resume around to supervisors that are currently hiring.  Here are some links that might help you:
 
Hiring Contacts (most of these are SPEs)
http://usptocareers.gov/contact.asp
 
You can search the different Technology Centers and find a supervisor on the Management Rosters here:
http://www.uspto.gov/web/info/pat-tech.htm
http://www.uspto.gov/web/info/index.html
 
Link to setup your own interview with a SPE if they are hiring in your area of education/experience:
http://www.usptocareers.gov/jobfair/
 
From what I have seen so far it seems like it's pretty difficult for someone to just get hired by submitting their application just through USAJOBS without actually going to a job fair and meeting someone from the USPTO or knowing someone that works there.  
 
Goodluck...
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #1054 on: Jun 25th, 2007, 9:55pm »
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Hello,
 
Can anyone recommend any good books to learn patent law? Or any law college websites that has good notes and slide shows..
 
I'm trying to prepare to work at the uspto.
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