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Patent Examiner Careers with the USPTO

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. Through this agency, new products have been invented, new uses for old ones discovered, and employment opportunities have been created for millions of Americans. The strength and vitality of the U.S. economy depends directly on effective mechanisms that protect new ideas and investments in innovation and creativity.

The USPTO is strongly committed to hiring the nation’s veterans and aims to be the employer of choice for veterans. The work that veterans do at the United States Patent and Trademark Office is incredibly important to our nation. Veterans contribute to the agency’s mission that provides a system of protection to safeguard American ingenuity through new ideas and investments in innovation and creativity. Veterans who work at the USPTO have an average length of service of 12 years and get promoted into leadership positions.

Watch the video below to hear three veterans share their transition from military service to a career with the USPTO:

The USPTO is currently seeking Patent Examiners to join its team in Alexandria, VA; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; and San Jose, CA. Patents give inventors the right to exclude others from making or selling their inventions for a limited time, and as a Patent Examiner your efforts will give inventors exclusive rights to their discoveries.

Patent Examiners will support the following disciplines within USPTO:

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Computer Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

Please visit us online to learn more and apply for these excellent career opportunities.

Upcoming Recruitment Event: 

If you live in the Alexandria, VA area, we are holding a Patent Examiner Recruitment Event at the USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, VA on February 28 - February 29. Learn more and register to attend online. 

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