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US Patent and Trademark Office Overview

Arlington, VA (US)
10000+ employees
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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency founded in 1975 to grant U.S. patents and registering trademarks. Under this system of protection, American industry has flourished. New products have been invented, new uses for old ones discovered, and ... Read more

Mission: The PTO's mission is to promote "industrial and technological progress in the United States and strengthen the national economy" by administering the laws relating to patents and trademarks; advising the president of the United ... Read more

US Patent and Trademark Office Reviews

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    Current Employee - Patent Examiner in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Patent Examiner in San Jose, CA (US)
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Patent and Trademark Office full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, work from home, benefits

    Cons

    Working alone, hard to be promoted

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US Patent and Trademark Office Photos

US Patent and Trademark Office photo of: Outside the US PTO headquarter office located in Alexandria, VA (Photo by Coolcaesar - available under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 & GFDL, v1.231)
US Patent and Trademark Office photo of: Atrium
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US Patent and Trademark Office photo of: USPTO main campus
US Patent and Trademark Office photo of: US PTO
US Patent and Trademark Office photo of: USPTO@Alexandria (Photo thanks to Flickr user cytech, available under by v2.0)
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US Patent and Trademark Office Interviews

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    Patent Examiner Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at US Patent and Trademark Office in April 2019.

    Interview

    over phone. Webex did not work because of defect. Interview process was cordial. Interviewer was very nice and cooperative. The interviewer repeated the questions when it was not audible due to phone line problem.

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US Patent and Trademark Office Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in the Federal Government (Agency Subcomponents)(#1), Best Places to Work, 2013
  • Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009
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