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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #235 on: Feb 15th, 2006, 3:01pm »
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Does anyone have any idea how affordable it is to live in the Adams-Morgan area of the city on a patent examiner's salary (assuming studio/small 1BR)?  Also, what would be the average commute time to the PTO via the metro?  thx
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #236 on: Feb 15th, 2006, 3:25pm »
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You can explore times and fares on the metro using the trip planner on the wmata web page
 
http://www.wmata.com/
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #237 on: Feb 15th, 2006, 8:15pm »
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Smiley Thanks to everyone who posts on this forum!!!
 
What would you recommend (Isaac, RogersDA, all other current/former Examiners):
 
I interviewed at an Alexandria Job Fair in 2004 & it seemed to go really well, but I wanted to finish my JD & pass my Bars (state & patent) before pursuing a position.  Having done those things, I'm ready to go after an examiner's position.  I've done a new JARS application (the earlier one expired while I was in school) & faxed my resume & transcripts.  
 
My most likely TC is 2100, but could possibly qualify for 2600, 1700, or 3600.  Do you think I need to budget for a cross-country trip to one of the upcoming job fairs, or can I proceed telephonically just as well?  
 
Any suggestions are appreciated.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #238 on: Feb 16th, 2006, 2:17am »
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My personal experience was that my application sat in JARS and went nowhere until I made a personal contact with a SPE who was hiring.  Supervisors will almost certainly wonder about their chances of retaining you because of your status as a licensed attorney and patent practitioner.  If you cannot generate an interview and you don't have a current employee pushing for you, I'd highly recommend going to a job fair.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #239 on: Feb 16th, 2006, 8:50am »
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Isaac & RogersDA, Thanks for your advice.  I have the contact info for the SPE who interviewed me before, so I will contact him as well as the contact people listed on the site.
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