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mk1023
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #995 on: Jun 8th, 2007, 11:39am »
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The probationary period is two years. If you try hard and improve you'll be fine unless your supervisor doesn't like you (which does happen).
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #996 on: Jun 8th, 2007, 4:26pm »
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No, the period is still one year.  PTO is wanting to increase it to two years, but it's still in negotiation with POPA and yes you can be fired within the probationary period.  A guy in my art unit was "let go" after his one year was up--he just couldn't get a handle for the job.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #997 on: Jun 8th, 2007, 4:55pm »
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Hi,
 
My main concern/question relating to the risk of getting fired within the probationary year is:
 
The technical requirement for the PE job is a B.Sc. degree in EE.
 
How can the USPTO expect a new graduate in EE (and even those with just a year or two experience) to be able to proof-read and verify the viability of those circuit diagrams that most probably will come with the patent application, in a short time frame? I assume that a PE's job is to make sure that the EE art actually will work which will take a great deal of time (circuit diagrams), in addition to the ensurance of the claims. Let's all face it, how much can a 4-year college education really prepare you for "proving" the workability of a EE invention? Not that much.
 
Some of you probably will say "stop worry too much too early!". But for those of us still in the application pipeline, it is better know it ahead of time whether the USPTO has under-stated the job requirements, or may be I am misunderstanding that the PE job simply does not require that much technical skill (beyond those taught in the 4 years of college). Jumping into a job with the incorrect expectation can be suicidal carrer-wise.
 
Current and/or former Patent Examiners please comment on my question.
 
Thanks!
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #998 on: Jun 8th, 2007, 5:37pm »
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on Jun 8th, 2007, 4:26pm, fdsfsdds wrote:
No, the period is still one year.  PTO is wanting to increase it to two years, but it's still in negotiation with POPA and yes you can be fired within the probationary period.  A guy in my art unit was "let go" after his one year was up--he just couldn't get a handle for the job.

My probationary period is two years.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #999 on: Jun 8th, 2007, 7:50pm »
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My probationary period is 2 years as well.  Everyone in the training academy's is 2 years now.
 
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