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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:18 pm

Does anyone know how long it takes them to contact everyone? Meaning when should we realize that we aren't getting an offer?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:19 pm

What time did they call?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:19 pm

I got my call at 2:30. It sounded like it was one of the first ones because he said that he had 20 phone calls to make.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:25 pm

Thanks for the response! Wonder how long those phone calls last. Maybe there's still hope?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:01 pm

I received the same call. Is anyone uneasy about having them speak to your current supervisor before having a bona fide offer?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I received the same call. Is anyone uneasy about having them speak to your current supervisor before having a bona fide offer?


Yes, I was very nervous, but my supervisor was actually very happy for me. I am also at a one year position though, so my situation is a little different.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby IPLaw415 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:06 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I received the same call. Is anyone uneasy about having them speak to your current supervisor before having a bona fide offer?


Yes, I was very nervous, but my supervisor was actually very happy for me. I am also at a one year position though, so my situation is a little different.


Yeah - I just don't like the idea of going all-in when who knows? They could hear something they don't like and rescind the "soft offer" and then I could be really SOL

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:08 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I received the same call. Is anyone uneasy about having them speak to your current supervisor before having a bona fide offer?


Yes, I was very nervous, but my supervisor was actually very happy for me. I am also at a one year position though, so my situation is a little different.


Yeah - I just don't like the idea of going all-in when who knows? They could hear something they don't like and rescind the "soft offer" and then I could be really SOL


It sounded like unless one of your references says "Oh I really hated him, he was a horrible employee and I'm glad he left," or you lied about where you currently work, everything should be all set for the formal offer.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:10 pm

Any is night into when people were called/how long those calls lasted?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby IPLaw415 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any is night into when people were called/how long those calls lasted?


I was called around 3:10pm today, call lasted about 5 minutes.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:17 pm

Anyone know who made the calls?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:28 pm

My call was around the same time. Congratulations to all who heard. Looking forward to meeting you all.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:12 pm

Congratulations to everyone who got an offer!!!

Next up, has anyone received a rejection?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:05 pm

I would have to assume that all the offers were made today (I did not receive a call), so anyone who didn't hear is out.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:43 pm

Looks like I'll have to wait for the next class.

1. Did everyone get offers yesterday (Sept. 24)?
2. Did those of you who interviewed previously get offers?
3. Any interview tips for the next round?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:46 pm

To answer Question 2: I made it to the last round in January AND was interviewed again this time I did NOT receive an offer. Interview tips would be great. I always interview well, except for the TM office it seems.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:51 pm

Has anyone received a rejection letter yet? I just saw the position open up again. I havent gotten a phone call nor received a rejection yet, should I apply again?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:13 am

Anonymous User wrote:Has anyone received a rejection letter yet?


I never received a rejection letter.

Anonymous User wrote: should I apply again?


I put in another application for this round (Oct.2015). Please post if when you hear something.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:01 pm

Hello,

Just applied to the October 2015 listing.

Can any earlier applicants share what the narrative questions are that the PTO emails some applicants?

How about questions asked during the in-person interview?

Thanks very much.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:55 pm

where are you seeing this listing? i can't find it on usajobs... searching for USPTO, attorney adviser, nothing comes up from them.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:46 pm

The new window opened last week and closed on friday--https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/417599900
Create a "Saved Search" under your profile so you don't miss the next window.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:Hello,

Just applied to the October 2015 listing.

Can any earlier applicants share what the narrative questions are that the PTO emails some applicants?

How about questions asked during the in-person interview?

Thanks very much.
I'd love to know what questions are asked during the interview as well. I've been people mention that the interview questions were behavioral, however I'd like to know some of the specific questions if possible.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:30 am

Has anyone who applied to the October vacancy announcement had any communication with the agency since then? I've applied and heard nothing.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:45 pm

I also applied in October; haven't heard anything.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:41 pm

ditto




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