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Chico
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #180 on: Sep 9th, 2005, 10:48am »
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What area are you applying for? The different tech centers vary dramatically.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #181 on: Oct 12th, 2005, 11:47pm »
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Hi all,  
This may have been asked before, so please bear with me..
 
I've been told by some that in order to work for TC1600 (Biotech) one must possess a Ph.D. or have a tremendous amount of work experience under their belt.  
At the same time, there have been some who have told me that the turnover rate at the patent office is so high that they are in desperate need of people. I'm not really sure what to believe.  
I applied with the patent office in late Feb.2005 while still in school and never heard anything. I completed school this May with a Masters degree in Biochemistry & Mol. Biology and have no relevant significant work experience.  Would it be advisable to re-submit an application?
And does anyone know how long it typically takes to process an application?  
Thanks  
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #182 on: Oct 14th, 2005, 8:22am »
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Hi!  
I'm planning to apply for a patent examiner position and I'm having some trouble writing my personal statement. Any of you guys can give some hints?! Thanks!
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #183 on: Oct 14th, 2005, 10:08pm »
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I would like to apply to become a patent examiner after I finish law school.
 
I have looked at the following web page:
 
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ahrpa/ohr/jobs/jobs.htm
 
and have occasionally found positions open at the USPTO for patent attorneys.  The only necessary experience was 1 year of patent examination. The prospect of employment as a patent attorney for the USPTO was the factor that made me want to apply for a patent examiner job for sure.
 
Does anyone know the chance of an average examiner with a J.D. becoming a patent attorney for the USPTO?
 
I also have sometimes seen announcements of openings for Administrative Patent Judges.  There's one now at:
 
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ahrpa/ohr/jobs/files/05-234.htm
 
Does anyone know if becoming an Administrative Patent Judge requires some special luck, or ability to write opinions like Cardozo?  Or can someone with enough years at the USPTO become an Administrative Patent Judge just from familiarity with the USPTO?
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techietoo
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #184 on: Oct 15th, 2005, 6:11pm »
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on Oct 14th, 2005, 10:08pm, alfredhorg wrote:
I would like to apply to become a patent examiner after I finish law school.
 
I have looked at the following web page:
 
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ahrpa/ohr/jobs/jobs.htm
 
and have occasionally found positions open at the USPTO for patent attorneys.  The only necessary experience was 1 year of patent examination. The prospect of employment as a patent attorney for the USPTO was the factor that made me want to apply for a patent examiner job for sure.
 
Does anyone know the chance of an average examiner with a J.D. becoming a patent attorney for the USPTO?
 
I also have sometimes seen announcements of openings for Administrative Patent Judges.  There's one now at:
 
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ahrpa/ohr/jobs/files/05-234.htm
 
Does anyone know if becoming an Administrative Patent Judge requires some special luck, or ability to write opinions like Cardozo?  Or can someone with enough years at the USPTO become an Administrative Patent Judge just from familiarity with the USPTO?

 
I work at the PTO and they are hiring like crazy. Are you interested in starting as an examiner or an attorney? I assume you have a science undergrad if you want to be an examiner, but they hire attorneys without a science undergrad to do Trademark stuff. I've met a couple of them there.
 
My experience is that you just have to put in your time to move up; there really is no limit as an examiner. Don't know much about the JD side.
 
I'm starting law school next year, part-time of course.  
 
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