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any regrets?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #720 on: Oct 25th, 2006, 10:06am »
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It's interesting that I've never heard any patent people (att or examin) say they regret their decisions to leave science or engineering.  I'm curious to know if everyone who posts here agrees.  Do you miss being in the lab?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #721 on: Oct 25th, 2006, 7:06pm »
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I miss engineering and hand on. I been there for only 4 months.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #722 on: Oct 25th, 2006, 9:40pm »
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Alright, how competitive is it to get a job?
 
I have a BSME from Clemson University, graduated with a 3.23 GPA.  I will have a JD in May, FSU college of law will most likely be top tier when I graduate, ranked 53rd right now.  I am in the top half of my class, but my first semester is really pulling me down.  Outside of the first semester, I would probably be close to top third.  I am a registered patent agent, and will hopefully have some prosecution experience soon (I have a job with a small IP firm, but have been doing mostly motion practice up until now.)
 
Am I per se excluded because of my undergrad GPA, and because I do not have a graduate degree in engineering?Do I have a small chance?  Good chance?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #723 on: Oct 26th, 2006, 1:02pm »
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What is the standard (if any) response time of the USPTO to its applicants? I filled out and sent in all the required information about 2 months ago... One month ago, I received an email from someone there asking if I was still interested in working there, and requesting that I send an updated CV if so. After replying yes and sending my CV, he told me he would forward my info to the appropriate offices. Since then now word whatsoever.  
 
Am I being overanxious? Shoud I have expected to have heard something by now? Are they really looking to fill 1000 positions annually?
 
Thanks to anyone in the know!
 
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #724 on: Oct 26th, 2006, 1:35pm »
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The whole process of getting hired is kind of a crazy and long one.  Here's my tale...  I showed up for an on-site interview (jobfair) in June, completed my JARS app by the end of that month and then waited.  I kept calling HR and was told that my application was finally approved and sent to hiring contacts by Sept. 1st.  I got a call from one of them with an offer about a month later and I start in November.
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