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Patent Examiner - IP Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full time
Company/Firm: US Patent and Trademark Office
Location: Alexandria, VA
Date posted: 11/10/10
Salary: From $69,899 to $90,866
Job Description:
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.

What’s 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 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, 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); pleasesee our vacancy announcements at

USPTO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Necessary Experience: 1+ to 2 Years
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