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florida308
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Anyone get a job at the USPTO recently?
« on: Apr 19th, 2007, 9:14am »
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I'd appreciate any info you could give me about how you got your job, I have a phone interview next week.  Did you apply on line or go to a career fair?  How many interviews did you have before you got an offer?  What kind of questions did they ask you?  How long did the whole process take?  Thanks a bunch!
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Re: Anyone get a job at the USPTO recently?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 20th, 2007, 6:49pm »
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Do NOT tell them that you want to go to law school!
 
The USPTO is already having serious problems with examiner retention, in large part because so many applicants are looking for short-term experience before moving on to law school.
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Re: Anyone get a job at the USPTO recently?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 30th, 2007, 10:39pm »
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When they interview you, they dangle the carrot of paying for law school 100% but don't tell you it's nearly impossible to work full time at 100% production while going to law school. People do it but it's not realistic.  
 
They also tell you that promotions  
 
Oh and new hires are on probation for 2 years so a lot of benefits like tuition reimbursement don't happen until then.  
 
Also, the amount of reimbursement for non-law classes has been $5k for at least 10 years, but tuition costs have more than doubled since then. $5k won't even pay for 2 classes.
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Re: Anyone get a job at the USPTO recently?
« Reply #3 on: Apr 30th, 2007, 10:41pm »
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(hit submit button early)
 
When they interview you, they dangle the carrot of paying for law school 100% but don't tell you it's nearly impossible to work full time at 100% production while going to law school. People do it but it's not realistic.  
 
They also tell you that your first promotion(s) are 6 months apart but almost nobody gets their promotion at the stated time.
 
Oh and new hires are on probation for 2 years so a lot of benefits like tuition reimbursement don't happen until then.  
 
Also, the amount of reimbursement for non-law classes has been $5k for at least 10 years, but tuition costs have more than doubled since then. $5k won't even pay for 2 classes.
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Re: Anyone get a job at the USPTO recently?
« Reply #4 on: May 1st, 2007, 7:29pm »
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Besides the negative, but obviously present, aspects found at the patent Office by currently employed PTO examiners, let me add to the list.
 
1. You apply for an examiner position but do you REALLY know what patent examination is all about? You should do some research before you commit to becoming a patent examiner. The job is not as easy as it sounds or explained to you.
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