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Posted by: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Apr 28, 2022


Alexandria , VA 22314

Job Description:

A patent examiner (PE) reviews applications to determine whether patents can be granted for inventions. Patents give inventors the right to exclude others from making or selling their inventions for a limited time.

As a U.S. patent examiner, you will handle these basic patent examining functions:
- Search prior art to ensure that an invention is new and unique. Prior art is information that has been disclosed to the public about an invention before a given date - including any related patents, published articles and public demonstrations.
- Review patent applications to ensure conformity to formal requirements.
- Write legal office actions on patentability and respond to patent applicants.

Seeking Professionals in the following disciplines:
- Mechanical Engineers
- Electrical Engineers
- Chemical Engineers
- Biomedical Engineers
- Computer Engineers
- General Sciences - Chemistry and Biology
- Computer Science

Send your resume, Transcript, DD214 member copy to HireVets@USPTO.gov

Education Level:

Bachelors degree or higher

Pay Rate:

$60,000 to $80,000

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About U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is America's Innovation Agency that protects new ideas and investments in innovation and creativity through patents and trademarks. Under this system of protection, the U.S. economy thrives. Ranked as one of the top federal agencies for attracting and retaining veterans, the supports a seamless transition into the civilian workforce where you can leverage the tactical skills you learned on active duty. Veterans who work at the USPTO have an average length of service of 12 years and get promoted into leadership positions. Plus, your ideas, experience, can-do attitude and skills can help protect our nation's intellectual property. Whether you are in transition from active duty, or have already transitioned and are looking for your next -- and BEST -- opportunity, we have a wide range of positions available for: • Engineers (i.e. Biology, Biomedical, Electrical, Computer, Chemical, and Mechanical) • IT professionals (i.e. Software Engineers, IT Specialists, IT Project Managers, Developers, Testers and Artificial Intelligence experts, Database Admin, etc.) • Management and Administrative professionals (i.e. Finance and Accounting Analysts, Program Managers, Project Analysts, Administrative Support Staff, Contract and Procurement Analysts, etc.) • Legal professionals (i.e. Paralegals) • Communications professionals • Human Resources professionals (i.e. HR Assistants, HR Specialists, etc.) • And more! Send your resume, transcripts, DD214 and, if applicable, VA or Schedule A letter to HireVets@USPTO.gov

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