« on: 12-06-12 at 06:48 am »
I could see my search experience being of modest use (learning a second way of doing things is quicker than learning your first), but the patent bar looks tangential at best. On the other hand - does anyone without prior IP experience get hired as an examiner at any grade for chemistry/biology these days?
There are about 25 or so people in 1600 and 1700 who started on 11/19, and most don't have any IP experience. None of the 12 or so chem people in my training lab has any previous IP experience.
What a joke....It just goes to show there is no rhyme or reason as to how the hiring PTO thinks. Sometimes they only hire pople with no experience other times they hire people with PHd and years of exprience to grade 7/9, how stupid.
I interviewed in the last round of 7/9 chemistry and I was denied like a lot of other much better qualified applicants, I'd like to know how many of these hires with no experience will still be there in a year.