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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:35 pm

Any more calls today?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:28 pm

Not on my end. I have to assume they were all made Friday. Can't think of a good reason why they'd spread them out.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:52 pm

Has anyone called to ask if all of the offers were definitely made on Friday to be sure?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone called to ask if all of the offers were definitely made on Friday to be sure?

They were pretty careful on the phone on Friday to say that the phone calls were not "offers" per say... They just wanted permission to talk to references.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:08 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone called to ask if all of the offers were definitely made on Friday to be sure?

They were pretty careful on the phone on Friday to say that the phone calls were not "offers" per say... They just wanted permission to talk to references.


Well right...so I guess I meant all the "reference check" calls. It sounds like once you get that call an official offer is soon to follow....

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:13 pm

Right. They were effectively offers. You should give them a ring and see what's up.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:They were pretty careful on the phone on Friday to say that the phone calls were not "offers" per say... They just wanted permission to talk to references.


Yeah I got the same vibe re: the nature of the offer. But at least in my case they also stated that, assuming everything works out, HR will issue a job offer.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:08 pm

Did anyone hear anything today? Even an offer from HR?


I am still wondering if individual law offices are working at their own pace.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:12 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:They were pretty careful on the phone on Friday to say that the phone calls were not "offers" per say... They just wanted permission to talk to references.


Yeah I got the same vibe re: the nature of the offer. But at least in my case they also stated that, assuming everything works out, HR will issue a job offer.

I'm curious how long it might take to be contacted by HR. I know they already spoke with all of my references, but I didn't receive any correspondence today and there was no indication how long it would take for a final decision. I would be in the March class, so I'd only have a month before starting and I would like to start winding things down at my current job and look for places to live as soon as possible.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:57 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:They were pretty careful on the phone on Friday to say that the phone calls were not "offers" per say... They just wanted permission to talk to references.


Yeah I got the same vibe re: the nature of the offer. But at least in my case they also stated that, assuming everything works out, HR will issue a job offer.

I'm curious how long it might take to be contacted by HR. I know they already spoke with all of my references, but I didn't receive any correspondence today and there was no indication how long it would take for a final decision. I would be in the March class, so I'd only have a month before starting and I would like to start winding things down at my current job and look for places to live as soon as possible.


They are apparently moving a bit faster with the March class than the May class (which makes sense). I'm in May and none of my references have heard anything yet.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby LBHTX » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:50 am

Congratulations to all those receiving offers. I started at the USPTO last May and went through this same process. If you are without contacts in the DC area, as I was, and have questions about the job, campus, area, schools, cost of living, etc., please feel free to send me a PM. I am happy to help and be the person I wished I had!

Best of luck to those still waiting!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:22 am

LBHTX wrote:Congratulations to all those receiving offers. I started at the USPTO last May and went through this same process. If you are without contacts in the DC area, as I was, and have questions about the job, campus, area, schools, cost of living, etc., please feel free to send me a PM. I am happy to help and be the person I wished I had!

Best of luck to those still waiting!


Thanks! Is the offer process ongoing or should those of us who have not heard back assume we're on a wait list?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby LBHTX » Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:09 am

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LBHTX wrote:Congratulations to all those receiving offers. I started at the USPTO last May and went through this same process. If you are without contacts in the DC area, as I was, and have questions about the job, campus, area, schools, cost of living, etc., please feel free to send me a PM. I am happy to help and be the person I wished I had!

Best of luck to those still waiting!


Thanks! Is the offer process ongoing or should those of us who have not heard back assume we're on a wait list?


That I don't know. Examining attorneys are light-years away from the hiring process, so I am of little help regarding status updates. That being said, I am happy to answer other questions.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:20 am

Probabaly better to just call and ask if the offer process is still ongoing

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:58 am

I just sent an email. If I learn anything I'll let you all know.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:I just sent an email. If I learn anything I'll let you all know.


Thank you so much.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:35 pm

For the people who have received offers/current TM examiners, would you mind sharing your credentials? Top tier school, connection to PTO, extensive trademark experience? I don't want to sound cocky or anything, but I really believe that I was highly qualified for this position (and was also told this by current and former TM examiners); however I did not receive an offer. Maybe there is something I was missing that I can work on for next time? Thanks!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:05 pm

Any movement? Even on references/offers?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:23 pm

I called, was told all selections have not been made yet. Not sure if that just referred to the references clearing.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:26 pm

My email sought some clarification on this but I didn't receive a response.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For the people who have received offers/current TM examiners, would you mind sharing your credentials? Top tier school, connection to PTO, extensive trademark experience? I don't want to sound cocky or anything, but I really believe that I was highly qualified for this position (and was also told this by current and former TM examiners); however I did not receive an offer. Maybe there is something I was missing that I can work on for next time? Thanks!



Good qualifications get you an interview; a good interview gets you a job. How do you feel like it went?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:For the people who have received offers/current TM examiners, would you mind sharing your credentials? Top tier school, connection to PTO, extensive trademark experience? I don't want to sound cocky or anything, but I really believe that I was highly qualified for this position (and was also told this by current and former TM examiners); however I did not receive an offer. Maybe there is something I was missing that I can work on for next time? Thanks!



Good qualifications get you an interview; a good interview gets you a job. How do you feel like it went?


I thought all of my interviews went very well- both the initial screening (obviously because I moved on) and both panels in the second round. Everyone in the room was very engaged and most people asked me multiple questions. I had good answers for all of them and felt like I was being both friendly and confident.

Obviously I either did something wrong, or there was just no one there who liked me enough to give me an offer. I understand it is hard for you to give feedback since you were not in the room during my interviews, but what do you feel like you did well?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:14 pm

Any movement at all today? On offers and/or reference checks?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:52 pm

After no word on Friday, I thought I was done for. Incredibly, I got a call on Tuesday AM for the March class. They checked my references the same day.

I work at a firm in Leesburg, VA that does a really high volume of trademark work. They should be opening a position soon and I'll post the link.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:After no word on Friday, I thought I was done for. Incredibly, I got a call on Tuesday AM for the March class. They checked my references the same day.

I work at a firm in Leesburg, VA that does a really high volume of trademark work. They should be opening a position soon and I'll post the link.

Was the call from the senior attorney for the office you'd be joining or from HR? Did they tell you that they had already checked your references - or how did you find out otherwise?

Also, did they give any indication when actual formal offers might be sent out? I got a call for the March class on Friday, but I don't want to tell my firm I am leaving until I have an actual offer.




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