February 11, 2010

If you have recently visited the USPTO’s website and searched for anything patent-related, you already know that the USPTO is looking to hire several patent examiners. From the USPTO’s Patents webpage (link HERE), you can click the "JOBS" logo in the middle of the page to go to USAJOBS, a website run by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which lists available Federal positions. The USPTO jobs on USAJOBS (link HERE) will lead to a description of "Patent Examiner (*General)", which references "Many vacancies - Alexandria, VA" for such a position, ranging from nearly $70k to just over $90k/yr, plus benefits, depending on experience. The asterisk regarding the vacancies covers the following disciplines: "Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, General Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Metallurgy, Pharmacology, Physics, Chemistry, Food Technology, Textile Technology, and Computer Science," which includes a number of technical areas having the highest application backlogs.

2 comments:

tekel said...

yeah, but then you gotta move to DC. Maybe if they opened a west coast office they wouldn't have to beg for applications.

Chemist said...

Due to the economic downturn, finding applicants in the DC area shouldn't be that hard; However, finding experienced IP professionals who want to become examiners maybe harder.

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