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Gene Ferrick <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 2 May 2012 11:54:24 -0400
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The US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) is NOW HIRING FOR IMMEDIATE AND FUTURE POSITIONS.  The USPTO will host a Patent Examiner Career Open House in Alexandria, Virginia. USPTO has an aggressive goal to hire 1500 engineers and scientists for the position of Patent Examiner this year, and we always had great success at Maryland.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has been serving the economic interests of America for more than 200 years. We are responsible for granting US intellectual property rights for patents and trademarks. Our efforts have provided inventors exclusive rights over their discoveries. It's an effort that continues to contribute to a strong global economy, to encourage investment in innovation and to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit for the 21st century.

At the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Examiners review patent applications to determine if they comply with basic rules and legal requirements. Patent Examiners research the subject matter claimed in patent applications and communicate the findings on the patentability of applications to inventors or patent practitioners. What makes this career really exciting? Patent Examiner expertise focuses on analyzing advanced, innovative and complex concepts. Patent Examiners have a well-defined career path that provides specific milestones to reach for while making sustained progress throughout their career.
Candidates who are US citizens with a minimum of a four-year degree (or will have one soon) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Chemistry are encouraged to visit for our current openings and register for an Informational Session at our Career Open House in Alexandria May 18 and 19 (  Hiring managers will also be available at the site for potential interviews.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.
Thank you,
Robert Kim
Hiring Coordinator
United States Patent and Trademark Office