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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:04 am

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone heard anything today? I had given up hope two weeks ago but then ppl posted last week that they were getting reference check calls. Not sure when its time to give up!


They haven’t posted for fall hiring yet, and I would be surprised if they don’t do another round, so that’s kinda what I’m waiting for...

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:18 am

I just heard that the Jan 2019 hiring will be finalized this week. October selection is officially over. Also, new round of hiring for around 15 trademark attorneys will be advertised soon, in the next week or so. Keep the hope going :D

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:56 am

Anonymous User wrote:I just heard that the Jan 2019 hiring will be finalized this week. October selection is officially over. Also, new round of hiring for around 15 trademark attorneys will be advertised soon, in the next week or so. Keep the hope going :D


Thanks for the information! When you say finalized, does that mean the selected applicants already received their call to check references and that final offers will be sent this week?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:34 am

I got the firm offer for the January class today!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:58 pm

Received a tentative offer today for January 2019

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Received a tentative offer today for January 2019


Congratulations! A firm offer or call to check references?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Received a tentative offer today for January 2019


I received the same call. Tentative offer contingent on completing the background check.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:47 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Received a tentative offer today for January 2019


I received the same call. Tentative offer contingent on completing the background check.


Congrats! Me, too. Have you both gotten your email yet?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:56 pm

I received a "heads up" call that an offer would be forthcoming, contingent on the usual background check. and that an email requesting information for said background check was on its way. However, I've yet to receive said email. Has anyone received said email?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:I received a "heads up" call that an offer would be forthcoming, contingent on the usual background check. and that an email requesting information for said background check was on its way. However, I've yet to receive said email. Has anyone received said email?


I received the email this morning.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:16 pm

I came across this upcoming event on the USPTO's Twitter page and thought some may find it interesting and informative:

"Join our Twitter chat on 10/23 at 2 pm ET to learn how to become a Trademark Attorney and about upcoming openings."

https://twitter.com/usptojobs?lang=en

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby barprepforca » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:50 pm

Hey all! This thread has been such an amazing resource, I wanted to keep you folks posted. Just got a call today for a reference check for the January class. They apparently have increased the class size so there's still hope for those who haven't heard anything yet. Thanks again for to everyone here, and best of luck to those who are still waiting!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:04 pm

During the course of my interview, I recall mention being made that in addition to the base salary, a trademark examining attorney also qualified for bonuses and paid overtime. I did not think a job interview to be the best time for asking "how much are those typically?" but that time has come. So, has anyone any idea of how soon trademark examining attorneys qualify for bonuses and paid overtime, and how much money these typically are?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:53 pm

Hey all! This thread has been such an amazing resource, I wanted to keep you folks posted. Just got a call today for a reference check for the January class. They apparently have increased the class size so there's still hope for those who haven't heard anything yet. Thanks again for to everyone here, and best of luck to those who are still waiting!


Congratulations! Were you told that they have increased the class size?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:50 pm

barprepforca wrote:Hey all! This thread has been such an amazing resource, I wanted to keep you folks posted. Just got a call today for a reference check for the January class. They apparently have increased the class size so there's still hope for those who haven't heard anything yet. Thanks again for to everyone here, and best of luck to those who are still waiting!



DId you apply for the law clerk or attorney position? THanks for updating us all and congrats!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby barprepforca » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Hey all! This thread has been such an amazing resource, I wanted to keep you folks posted. Just got a call today for a reference check for the January class. They apparently have increased the class size so there's still hope for those who haven't heard anything yet. Thanks again for to everyone here, and best of luck to those who are still waiting!


Congratulations! Were you told that they have increased the class size?


Yes, the individual I spoke to said that they decided to increase the class size. He did not specify, however, how many extra candidates they planned to hire.

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DId you apply for the law clerk or attorney position? THanks for updating us all and congrats!


I applied for the law clerk position. I am straight out of law school and took the bar in July (still awaiting results). Thanks to you both for the congratulations!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:59 am

Anonymous User wrote:During the course of my interview, I recall mention being made that in addition to the base salary, a trademark examining attorney also qualified for bonuses and paid overtime. I did not think a job interview to be the best time for asking "how much are those typically?" but that time has come. So, has anyone any idea of how soon trademark examining attorneys qualify for bonuses and paid overtime, and how much money these typically are?


There are three different bonus "categories". You can technically receive the production-based one during your training but it is extremely unlikely. You're eligible for all fairly soon after. Production is the only one that is quarterly and generally goes up to $5k, however it's up to $9k for the next two quarters, subject to extension.

You will not be able to use OT for awhile.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:01 am

Looks like another round of hiring is starting. Posting for licensed attorneys says "50 vacancies." Closing date 11/05/2018.

Posting for TM Examiner (Law Clerk - GS 9): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/514553000

Posting for TM Examiner (Licensed Attorney - GS 11): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/514547500

Posting for TM Examiner (for former PTO TM Examiners and CTAP eligible applicants - GS 12-14): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/514555400

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:08 am

Anonymous User wrote:Looks like another round of hiring is starting. Posting for licensed attorneys says "50 vacancies." Closing date 11/05/2018.

Posting for TM Examiner (Law Clerk - GS 9): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/514553000

Posting for TM Examiner (Licensed Attorney - GS 11): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/514547500

Posting for TM Examiner (for former PTO TM Examiners and CTAP eligible applicants - GS 12-14): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/514555400



1. Is there a minimum GPA requirement for licensed attorney and or law clerk?

2. The application does not ask for a cover letter but is it a good idea to add one anyways?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby BarackaObama » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:23 pm

1. I didn't see a minimum GPA.

2. A cover letter may be submitted along with the resume. It states "The submission of a cover letter briefly detailing your interest in the position is also strongly encouraged. Any experience claimed in a cover letter should be substantiated by information contained in your resume." I have always included a cover letter with my application.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:43 pm

"There are three different bonus "categories". You can technically receive the production-based one during your training but it is extremely unlikely. You're eligible for all fairly soon after. Production is the only one that is quarterly and generally goes up to $5k, however it's up to $9k for the next two quarters, subject to extension.You will not be able to use OT for awhile."

Thanks. Regarding the "training" period, are you referring to the initial six week (?) training period, or does this refer to the first two years when new hires are on probation? And realistically, what is the amount one can hope to earn as a bonus after the first and second years?

"You will not be able to use OT for awhile" -- How long a while is "awhile"?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:44 pm

I think the Oct. class got the GOAT managing attorney. He seems awesome

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:11 pm

This will be my second crack at applying. Was able to make it to the written statement round. The best of luck to everyone!!!!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:This will be my second crack at applying. Was able to make it to the written statement round. The best of luck to everyone!!!!


Same! If you don't mind me asking, do you think the cover letter should be changed up?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:20 pm

I see there is a position listed for examining attorney at GS 11 and also GS 12-14. Does anyone know if you can apply for both? I would think I have a better shot at being selected for GS11 so I don't want to mess that up by applying for GS12 as well. Has anyone applied for both?

Thanks!



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