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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #940 on: May 9th, 2007, 2:22pm »
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Don't take the job or promotion if you can't make production.  Wait to "learn the ropes" extremely well, and you will be fine.  It comes down to "making more money now and losing your job in a year" or "waiting to learn what's needed and staying"  I may be wrong, but it seems to me greedy people with little experience tend to get fired.  Understand the job and your abilities.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #941 on: May 9th, 2007, 2:23pm »
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Don't take the job or promotion if you can't make production.  Wait to "learn the ropes" extremely well, and you will be fine.  It comes down to "making more money now and losing your job in a year" or "waiting to learn what's needed and staying"  I may be wrong, but it seems to me greedy people with little experience tend to get fired.  Understand the job and your abilities.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #942 on: May 9th, 2007, 6:23pm »
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I wasn't greedy.  I took a 5 % paycut to go to the PTO from my old engineering job.  Luckily, I got it back w/out a problem.  I agree about being careful about promotions.  They can kill you if you're not careful.  watch out for the 6 month promotion just after you get there.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #943 on: May 9th, 2007, 11:15pm »
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I have read that during the first 2-3 months you start your schedule 7:30 - 5 pm and every other friday off. So, what is all done during that time? I have read that you attend lot of lectures and etc. Is that true?
 
What is a lot of lecture? Can some break down a day ? Or are you given lectures during the whole 9 hours.
 
Also, do you get your own room? or are you in a cubicle?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #944 on: May 10th, 2007, 6:05am »
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Week 2: February 26 – March 2
 
 (Day 5) Monday, February 26
 
8:30-9:00 Lab Discussion Trainers Labs
9:00-9:30 Timesheet Processing DKS Large Lecture
9:30-10:00 PTOS - Introduction  PTOS DKS Large Lecture
10:00-10:30 Examiner Expectations Trainers/Examiners Labs  
10:30-11:00 Trainer Expectations Trainers Labs
11:00-11:30 Overview of 8-Month Program DKS Large Lecture
11:30-12:00 Director’s Expectations DKS Large Lecture
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00 SF85 HR Labs
1:00-3:00 35 USC 101 - Introduction Will Grant DKS Large Lecture
3:00-4:00 35 USC 101 – Introduction: Exercise Trainers Labs
4:00-4:30 Quiz: 35 USC 101 Trainers/Examiners Labs
4:30-5:00 Quiz Review Trainers  Labs  
 
(Day 6)  Tuesday, February 27  
 
8:30-9:00 Health Benefit Forms Trainers Labs
9:15-10:15 Working Well:  DKS Large Lecture
10:15-11:00 Recruitment and Bonus DKS Large Lecture
11:00-11:30 AIS Overview ITRPs DKS Large Lecture
11:30-12:00 Lunch  
12:00-12:30 SF85  Labs
12:30-1:30 eDan - Part 1 ITRPs Labs  
1:30-3:00 Reading for Understanding DKS Large Lecture
3:00-4:00 Reading for Understanding: Trainers Lab  Exercises
4:00-4:30 Quiz: Reading for Understanding  Labs
4:30-5:00 Quiz Review  Labs
 
(Day 7) Wednesday, February 28
 
8:30-9:30 Computer Basics   ITRPs Labs
9:30-10:00 Computer Security Awareness - CBT ITRPs Labs
10:00-11:00 MPEP Insight – Part 1 ITRPs Labs
11:30-12:30 MPEP Overview DKS Large Lecture
12:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30  SF85  Labs
1:30-2:00 Quiz: MPEP Overview  Labs  
2:00-2:30 Quiz Review  Labs
2:30-4:00 35 USC 112 - 1st Paragraph DKS Large Lecture
4:00-5:00 35 USC 112 - 1st Paragraph Trainers Labs
 Exercises
 
(Day Cool Thursday, March 1
 
8:30-10:30 35 USC 112 - 1st Paragraph:  Trainers Lab Exercises
10:30-11:00 Quiz : 35 USC 112  - 1st Paragraph Trainers Labs  
11:00-11:30 Quiz Review Trainers Labs
11:30-12:00 Lunch
12:00-12:30  SF85  Labs
12:30-2:30 USPTO Tour TBD TBD
3:00-3:30 Examiner’s Role M DKS Large Lecture
3:30-4:00 Examiner Performance Action Plan (PAP) DKS Large Lecture  
4:00-5:00 PAP Exercises Trainers Labs
 
 (Day 9) Friday, March 2
 
8:30-10:00 Types of Applications <Academy Trainer> DKS Large Lecture  
10:00-10:30 Quiz Preparation  Labs
10:30-11:00 Quiz: Types of Applications Trainers Labs
11:00-11:30 Quiz Review Trainers Labs
11:30-12:00 Lunch
12:00-12:30 Independent Reading
12:30-1:30 Welcome – Commissioner  for Patents DKS Large Lecture
1:30-2:30 ****ual Harassment Prevention DKS Large Lecture  
2:30-4:00 Claim Interpretation - Part 1 DKS Large Lecture
4:00-5:00 Claim Interpretation – Part 1: Exercises Labs
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If you want to see more sample schedules let me know. Independent Reading=lunch. During the first few weeks there's a lot of fluff time where there's not much to do. 1.5 hour lunches are common. That changes once you start to examine cases.
 
Yeah you're going to be in a cube.
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