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Patent Examiner - Engineers and Scientists Wanted

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: US Patent and Trademark Office
Location: Alexandria, VA
Date posted: 11/01/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:
Examine the Possibilities!

Work in a place where your engineering and science skills help keep American ingenuity on the cutting edge. Every day at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, our Patent Examiners witness groundbreaking scientific and technological progress, while playing a major role in granting exclusive rights to inventors. Patent examiners:

Review patent applications for compliance with all laws and regulations Use specialized knowledge and technical research to evaluate claimed inventions Meet established performance goals

The USPTO is hiring for Patent Examiner positions.


We Are Seeking:

- Recent graduates with Engineering and Science Degrees

- Candidates with professional experience

- Strong oral and written communication skills

What’s In It for You?

- receive a comprehensive formal training in the Patent Training Academy;

- an attractive and competitive compensation/benefits package.

Complete details and specific job application requirements are included in the job posting on

Required Qualifications:

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements in one of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Petroleum Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Textile Technology, and Chemistry.

Key Requirements:

- US Citizenship and full Social Security Number are required.

- Transcripts are required.

- You must state in writing on your application if you are a US Citizen or National regardless of any other documentation you submit.

This position is being advertised at the GS 5/7/9 grade levels with promotion potential to the GS 13 grade level. To find out more about this exciting opportunity, please visit our vacancy announcement at

USPTO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Necessary Experience: N/A
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