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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Both of mine were heavily Q&A, though one panel was noticeably harder to read/more rigid. And while I felt pretty comfortable with one panel in particular, comfort isn't something to really hang my hat on, so I certainly won't be holding my breath.


From what I've heard the various panels members are sort of shopping for candidates who might be a good fit for their specific teams (apparently it's a draft-like process), so one rigid panel doesn't rule anything out.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:40 pm

Based on the previous info, it looks like offers may start rolling out this Friday.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I had my second round interview on Thursday, January 22. They told me that they were interviewing a little over 100 people in the second round and that they were planning on filling 40 spots. They hope to start extending offers on Friday, February 6.


Anyone else get a timeline for offers? The above adds up with previous years..wonder if they'll issue all the offers on Friday or stagger them.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:02 pm

I asked about this when I left and I was told possibly as early as Friday and for up to the next two weeks. So let's just relax these next couple days. I for one plan to hit up the town before Friday.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I asked about this when I left and I was told possibly as early as Friday and for up to the next two weeks. So let's just relax these next couple days. I for one plan to hit up the town before Friday.


When was your interview?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:44 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I asked about this when I left and I was told possibly as early as Friday and for up to the next two weeks. So let's just relax these next couple days. I for one plan to hit up the town before Friday.


When was your interview?


It was this week.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:51 pm

So it looks like tomorrow might be judgment day. This has been quite the interview process so fingers crossed!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:41 pm

I didn't hear back today, did anyone receive news?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:04 pm

Nor did I.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:04 pm

Either nobody received news today, or just the few of us posting in this forum didn't hear news. Do we know if/when rejected candidates receive notice? This has been a long process...

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:16 pm

I received a call this afternoon from a senior attorney stating that I was being considered for a position in the March class and they wanted to contact my references. The senior attorney said that a formal offer would have to come from HR and would be dependent upon my references checking out and some paperwork. I checked with each of my references and they were all contacted by the same senior attorney later in the afternoon - standard reference check questions. There was no indication as to the time frame for when to expect a formal offer. I am really hoping that this works out. Good luck to the rest of you.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I received a call this afternoon from a senior attorney stating that I was being considered for a position in the March class and they wanted to contact my references. The senior attorney said that a formal offer would have to come from HR and would be dependent upon my references checking out and some paperwork. I checked with each of my references and they were all contacted by the same senior attorney later in the afternoon - standard reference check questions. There was no indication as to the time frame for when to expect a formal offer. I am really hoping that this works out. Good luck to the rest of you.


I received the same phone call today but for a slot in the May class. I'm under the impression that assuming your references check out an official offer letter will be soon to follow. Good luck everyone!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:20 pm

Congrats. When did you guys have your second interviews?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Congrats. When did you guys have your second interviews?

January 30th.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:40 pm

Ditto re: a call this afternoon for the May class.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 06, 2015 10:18 pm

Wow Congrats! That is so weird because I did not hear anything today, but I called to ask about the timeline and they said that no decisions had been made yet...so I was hoping that they were going to start making calls next week. But it looks like all of the calls were probably made today. I applied last year too...and went through two rounds of interviewing...and I did not get a rejection letter until the very end of February...so there is probably more waiting to come!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:04 pm

What time did you ask about the decisions today?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Ditto re: a call this afternoon for the May class.


Ditto. Just asked for permission to check references, received the call very late in the afternoon so I imagine the offer process is just getting started.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:43 am

Judging by past patterns, offers went out today, and others may be on some type of wait list if any slots open up. Still hoping over here.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby jessieam683 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:47 am

Anonymous User wrote:What time did you ask about the decisions today?


Around 4 PM

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:21 am

Congrats. When did you guys have your second interviews?


February 2.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:48 am

One question which may help to determine whether they have sent all of the offers is who the "senior attorney" was that has been placing the calls. For those of you who received offers, was the senior attorney specific to a law office, or was it one of the overall senior attorneys that overlook the process? Thanks for your insights for those of us that haven't heard anything. And congratulations!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:One question which may help to determine whether they have sent all of the offers is who the "senior attorney" was that has been placing the calls. For those of you who received offers, was the senior attorney specific to a law office, or was it one of the overall senior attorneys that overlook the process? Thanks for your insights for those of us that haven't heard anything. And congratulations!


My call was from an attorney who would be overseeing the specific office I would potentially join. That is a great point that each office/attorney may have its own timeline.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:52 pm

Congrats to those with offers!

Did everyone who got contacted get contacted in the afternoon, like late afternoonish?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:59 pm

Congrats to all, I'm guessing if people have already received offers for both the March and May classes, that probably means there were different offices involved. It might be worth calling and asking definitively if all offers went out.




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