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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:10 pm

This is a competitive job with a large number of applicants and only so many positions. Many great TM attorneys did not make the cut, either ever or before their 4th or 5th interview. Their selection process is a mystery, so the worst thing that will happen is that you do not get the job. It is not a reflection on you, at all. Especially for this job. And you can continue to apply, they post 1-2x a year. Or maybe you'll stumble into a different firm or government job that pays significantly more. Never put all of your eggs in one basket, especially with this place.

I am sure people are kidding about being too nervous to call - everyone here is an adult.
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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:42 pm

Maybe they just don't want the thread to be filled with even more useless replies

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:19 pm

Maybe tomorrow will be the day.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:Maybe tomorrow will be the day.


Good day! Is today going to be THE DAY? :)

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:37 am

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Anonymous User wrote:Maybe tomorrow will be the day.


Good day! Is today going to be THE DAY? :)


Fingers crossed!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:36 pm

They said hiring would happen late September. That is net week.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:58 pm

I'm unsure why people think it would be this week. They were clear in my interview that it would be the end of September or very likely early October. They said they would let people know ASAP for the October class, but I highly doubt we will hear anything until next week. Since they may be contacting references now, I asked mine to let me know if someone reaches out, but I haven't heard anything so far.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm unsure why people think it would be this week. They were clear in my interview that it would be the end of September or very likely early October. They said they would let people know ASAP for the October class, but I highly doubt we will hear anything until next week. Since they may be contacting references now, I asked mine to let me know if someone reaches out, but I haven't heard anything so far.


Based on all previous commentaries, they would not contact any of your references until they obtain verbal confirmation/permission from you...

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:01 pm

True, but I thought I also read that they asked for references at that time and we have already provided them this go-around. I'm not sure to be honest.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm unsure why people think it would be this week. They were clear in my interview that it would be the end of September or very likely early October. They said they would let people know ASAP for the October class, but I highly doubt we will hear anything until next week. Since they may be contacting references now, I asked mine to let me know if someone reaches out, but I haven't heard anything so far.


Because looking at previous timelines for summer hiring, they have contacted applicants around the 20th of September, even when the process started later than it did this summer. In the interviews, they stated end of Sept or possibly early October. I can’t speak for what they said to you, but in my interaction end of September seemed most likely. It may be next week or the week after, but it’s also not unreasonable to think it could be as early as this week.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:21 pm

I see, that explains a lot. My interview experience was the exact opposite, with them indicating that while they would their best to notify people ASAP, it would likely be closer to the end of the time frame. I guess we will just have to wait and see.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I see, that explains a lot. My interview experience was the exact opposite, with them indicating that while they would their best to notify people ASAP, it would likely be closer to the end of the time frame. I guess we will just have to wait and see.



Same. But they said they try to give folks at least a month in advance of their start date.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:26 pm

Looks like Monday might be the day?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:03 pm

GL everyone!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:45 pm

Did anyone actually say they had a preferred start date? Just wondering if the majority of folks were leaning one way or the other. Hoping tomorrow will be the day!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:48 pm

I didn't state a preferred date. They specifically asked me if both dates would work and I said yes. I would definitely prefer October, but would certainly be happy with either one...fingers crossed!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:I didn't state a preferred date. They specifically asked me if both dates would work and I said yes. I would definitely prefer October, but would certainly be happy with either one...fingers crossed!


Same here.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:49 am

Reference check! Fuckkkkkkkkkk yesssssss

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:Reference check! Fuckkkkkkkkkk yesssssss


Congrats! And thanks for letting us know... Sounds like the waiting will be over soon!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby LaFatoute » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:Reference check! Fuckkkkkkkkkk yesssssss



Sweeet. Did they tell you/inquired which class you are being considered?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:38 am

Anonymous User wrote:Reference check! Fuckkkkkkkkkk yesssssss


awesome! did they contact you via phone or email?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:50 pm

anyone else hear back?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:56 pm

I just got one! As in the past, it's a soft offer pending your references checking out. They give you the start date and told me that if everything checks out fast enough, your official offer should be sent by the end of the week.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:56 pm

I just got a call for permission to check references as well. :D They're still calling! Good luck!

I wasn’t given a start date, so maybe that means January?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:34 pm

I have not heard anything. My guess is that all calls for Jan class will occur today. Since there are 25 calls, that probably will take about a day. Congrats to those who were hired.



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