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Patent Examiner

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Location: Alexandria, Virginia
Date posted: 11/09/10
Salary: Salary dependent on experience
Job Description:

Job Type
Full Time

Intellectual Property Professionals Wanted

About the Job

Examine the Possibilities!

We are seeking experienced intellectual property (IP) professional to fill position as Patent Examiners. ARE YOU AN IP PROFESSIONAL who can scrutinize patent applications, determine the scope of protection claimed by inventors, research relevant technologies, and communicate findings and decisions to patent practitioners and/or inventors?
The USPTO wants you!

The USPTO is hiring experienced IP professionals for Patent Examiner positions.

We Are Seeking:
- experienced IP professionals for all patent technology centers;
- knowledgeable IP professionals in administrative and legal matters associated with the patents process;
- IP professionals with the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Whats In It for You?
- receive a four (4) week period of formal training in the Patent Training Academy;
- opportunities to use the sum of your valuable IP experience and knowledge to contribute to a strong global economy;
- an attractive and competitive compensation/benefits package.

Complete details and specific job application requirements are included in the job posting on To be considered for this position, you must apply online.

Key Requirements:
- US Citizenship.
- Transcripts are required.

Required Qualifications:
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelors 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, Petroleum Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Food Technology and Chemistry.

In addition of the Basic Qualification Requirements, you must have had one year of specialized experience or equivalent at the GS-09 grade level in the Federal Service.

This position is being advertised at the General Schedule (GS) 11 grade level ($69,899.00 90,866.00 USD/year) with promotion potential to the GS 13 grade levels ($95,326.00 123,923.00 USD/year). To find out more about this exciting opportunity and the qualifications requirements (specialized experience); please visit our vacancy announcements at

USPTO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Necessary Experience: N/A
Contact: Contact:OHR Patent Recruitment

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