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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:41 am

I wrote my personal statement in a legal memo format. However I did not include a cover letter.

I have not been invited for an interview, but also haven't received a rejection.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:26 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Question: did you guys write your statements in KSA format?


Not entirely sure what the KSA format looks like.

I set out each question in bold, and then answered each question, one by one. The PTO looks at this as a writing sample, so I wrote out full answers, no bullet points or references to my resume. I tried to show how my past experiences satisfied the skills the PTO is looking for. Ended up just over 4 pages. I received an interview request.

Thanks. What you're describing is basically KSA (knowledge, skills and abilities) format. Though it seems like you went into great detail. Were your 4 pages double spaced?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Question: did you guys write your statements in KSA format?


Intro ¶, headings with their question bolded, ~5 ¶ essay for each, 4 pages total (single spaced), interview.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Thanks. What you're describing is basically KSA (knowledge, skills and abilities) format. Though it seems like you went into great detail. Were your 4 pages double spaced?


No, single-spaced. Double space between paragraphs, and between questions.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:51 pm

The interview window opened on December 1.
Anyone have an interview yet :?:

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:32 am

For people who have already interviewed - a. Any tips for a hotel nearby? I'm coming in from across the country for a morning interview so I'm flying in the night before. and b. what is parking like at the PTO? Thanks!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For people who have already interviewed - a. Any tips for a hotel nearby? I'm coming in from across the country for a morning interview so I'm flying in the night before. and b. what is parking like at the PTO? Thanks!


There are numerous local hotels:
http://www.visitalexandriava.com/old-to ... ia/hotels/

You can plug in to and from addresses in the website for the Washington metro (and buses) to judge the distance from any hotel to the PTO. http://www.wmata.com.

Don’t rent a car for the interview. Many hotels are close to the PTO. You can cab it there, and walk back afterwards. The PTO / Old Town area is extremely nice and well worth walking around. Old Town (King Street metro) is just two metro stops from National airport (Reagan National Airport metro). There is a cab stand at King Street metro.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:41 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:10 pm

Anybody interview yet and care to share their experience?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:18 pm

Anybody know how many they are hiring in this round? Will there be two classes like last year?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I wrote my personal statement in a legal memo format. However I did not include a cover letter.

I have not been invited for an interview, but also haven't received a rejection.

Same here. I don't expect to be invited at this point.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:56 am

I don't expect an interview invite either :(. Maybe next time.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:05 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I wrote my personal statement in a legal memo format. However I did not include a cover letter.

I have not been invited for an interview, but also haven't received a rejection.

Cover letter? Why would you provide a cover letter with your statement? Seems superfluous.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:35 pm

Just got my official "referred but not selected" email.

Re: cover letter - in the job announcement i believe providing a cover letter was "strongly suggested" or something to that effect.

The next time they announce a round of hiring I plan on providing a cover letter and tightening up the KSA.

Hope they post an account enemy in February or March.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Just got my official "referred but not selected" email.

Re: cover letter - in the job announcement i believe providing a cover letter was "strongly suggested" or something to that effect.

The next time they announce a round of hiring I plan on providing a cover letter and tightening up the KSA.

Hope they post an account enemy in February or March.


Just got my "not selected" email as well. :(

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:01 pm

Anyone interview yet? Any tips or suggestions for the interview?

Last time it was 700/100/20 (applicants, interviews, spots), any idea of the numbers this time around?

Also,
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Re: cover letter - in the job announcement i believe providing a cover letter was "strongly suggested" or something to that effect.


"Strongly suggested" = "Required"

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:33 am

It sounded like they're repeating the hiring pattern from last year. First 20 to existing sections, next 20 to create a new section.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:10 pm

Did they tell you that at the interview? I was told they are only hiring 20 "fill ins" for existing sections, and that they are not creating a new section. Also, apparently there were much fewer applicants this round than last year.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote: Did they tell you that at the interview? I was told they are only hiring 20 "fill ins" for existing sections, and that they are not creating a new section.

I was told fill-ins would start sometime in February and a new class would start in May.
Anonymous User wrote: Also, apparently there were much fewer applicants this round than last year.

Yeah, I heard the same thing, only like 500 applications/ 120 interviews/ 40 spots.

What was your interview like?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:31 pm

Was anyone else asked to submit a written statement by December 9th? If so, have you heard back yet?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:22 pm

Hello,

Anyone who currently works in this position know what the office situation is for new examining attorneys? Own office, shared office, cubicles?

Thank you.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:44 am

Anybody know when interviews are over and when offers will be given? Also, does anybody know the approximate start dates of the March and the May classes?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:55 pm

My email said interviews continue through the middle of January.

I was under the impression that the March jobs start early. My guess is first week of March.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:20 pm

I got an invite to interview on Dec 16. Email said that PTO would be hosting interviews between Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - Friday, January 15, 2016 from 9 am to 4 pm. Told me to expect to be there for around 3 hours.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I got an invite to interview on Dec 16. Email said that PTO would be hosting interviews between Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - Friday, January 15, 2016 from 9 am to 4 pm. Told me to expect to be there for around 3 hours.


How was your interview? Did they mention the May class :?:
When do you expect to hear back?




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