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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #705 on: Oct 18th, 2006, 1:30am »
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I just got an offer from the USPTO.  I'm not very impressed with the salary ($60k), but I've heard that  income growth potential is high.  What's realistic?  Would I be making $80k after 2 yrs?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #706 on: Oct 18th, 2006, 12:53pm »
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hi, not to put you down in any way, its almost impossible to jump from 60k to 80k at USPTO in 2 years.You also have to remember, as u get promoted, your production expectation rises as well. I would realistically, u can make 70k in 2 years. But then the cost of living is outrageous here, especially if you have a family. So make sure you think about it before any commitment. 5-6 years, probably 90-100k is possible provided you do well production wise and keep getting promoted.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #707 on: Oct 19th, 2006, 6:57am »
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What are normal hours at the USPTO?  Is it typical to have to put in unpaid overtime to meet quotas?
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« Reply #708 on: Oct 19th, 2006, 6:59am »
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Promotion is competitive right?  Does that mean you can count on being promoted quickly if you're above quota?  Can you be promoted more often than once a year?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #709 on: Oct 19th, 2006, 2:15pm »
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Where do people end up working after the USPTO?  I'm curious about people who don't get law degrees.  Is the USPTO experience considered valuable?
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