Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

(On Campus Interviews, Summer Associate positions, Firm Reviews, Tips, ...)
Forum rules
Anonymous Posting

Anonymous posting is only appropriate when you are revealing sensitive employment related information about a firm, job, etc. You may anonymously respond on topic to these threads. Unacceptable uses include: harassing another user, joking around, testing the feature, or other things that are more appropriate in the lounge.

Failure to follow these rules will get you outed, warned, or banned.
Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:51 am

While we are all waiting, I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank every person who has posted on this forum. It helped me in preparing for the interview process.

I will echo the sentiment of the recent posters--my questioners told me flat out that they assume that every newbie has zero trademark knowledge. That was a relief for me. My panels lasted about half hour each. I couldn't tell if they felt rushed to get through the interviews or if they weren't impressed enough to keep digging. I did get a few tough/trick questions, like would I choose quantity over quality or vice-versa.

For those of you in the DC-area, stay safe this weekend.

CamgLaw
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:05 pm

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby CamgLaw » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:45 am

I just received a phone call from a VA phone number. I was so excited, then I answer and it was from an apartment complex l had researched. The wait is killing me.

HarveyBirdlaw
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:05 pm

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby HarveyBirdlaw » Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:48 am

CamgLaw wrote:I just received a phone call from a VA phone number. I was so excited, then I answer and it was from an apartment complex l had researched. The wait is killing me.


Lol, sorry to laugh but I can easily see that happening to me too.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:06 pm

We probably won't hear back today, it is a a snow day for DC and the USPTO is closed.

http://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/operating-status

HarveyBirdlaw
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:05 pm

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby HarveyBirdlaw » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:We probably won't hear back today, it is a a snow day for DC and the USPTO is closed.

http://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/operating-status


Ah, thanks for that. Wasn't aware that the closing was continuing till today.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:16 pm

A friend of mine at the USPTO told me that the phone call should be coming from a (571) 272-xxxx number. So hopefully that will help the heart attacks each time the phone rings :)

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:28 am

I received an email this morning for authorization to check my references for the May class. So things are moving!

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:31 am

Looks like they are closed again today. See the link posted earlier. It has been updated for today's closure.

HarveyBirdlaw
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:05 pm

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby HarveyBirdlaw » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:31 am

Congrats!

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:09 pm

Well here's to hoping that it takes a little while for them to get all the correspondence out to people... :cry:

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Well here's to hoping that it takes a little while for them to get all the correspondence out to people... :cry:


I agree! If it's up to each manager, it might take a few days anyway. I would still like to know though...

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:11 pm

If they normally work from home, they're still on the clock. If they normally work at the Office, then they get a holiday--there's still hope!

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:17 pm

For peace of mind, can anyone confirm the percent chance based solely on interviews, 33%, 120 interviews/40 slots?

Anyone else get an email?

chukiman24
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:19 pm

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby chukiman24 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:24 pm

I also got an e-mail for the May class this morning. I called the Managing Attorney right away.

Does anyone know if the job offer is now a mere formality after the references clear? Also, is there a distinction between the March and May class candidates? Are the March candidates considered the stronger candidates?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:27 pm

Congrats, and from what I understand that if they are looking at your references they are likely going to give you an offer. Also, from what I was told was that the May class is for those who are starting a new division together while the March class are going to be assigned to existing managers.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:28 pm

Is it safe to assume that all tentative offers have been extended?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:29 pm

I also got an email for the May class this morning; I was told it'd be a few days of reference checks before hearing back again.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:46 pm

Just got a phone call asking for permission to contact references for the late February/early March class. Phone call came from a 571 area code. I wonder if the May class received emails. Congrats to those that got emails and good luck to those still waiting.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:29 pm

Hopefully the calls will continue! Very sad to not hear anything today.

CamgLaw
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:05 pm

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby CamgLaw » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:44 pm

Congratulations to those who received the good news today. I hope the good news continues to come for the rest of us.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:53 pm

I got my phone call at 5:15. She did say that the snow is delaying things a lot though, so I would say it's possible that some people will hear tomorrow.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I got my phone call at 5:15. She did say that the snow is delaying things a lot though, so I would say it's possible that some people will hear tomorrow.


Congratulations!!!! Was it for the March group?

(And thank you for keeping hope alive.)

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I got my phone call at 5:15. She did say that the snow is delaying things a lot though, so I would say it's possible that some people will hear tomorrow.


Congratulations!!!! Was it for the March group?

(And thank you for keeping hope alive.)




Should we keep the hope alive? or did every hiree get a response already? I am confused now.. :cry:
So it seems it was emails in the morning for May class, and then phone calls in the afternoon for March class?

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:49 am

I received an email yesterday, January 26th, from a managing attorney asking for permission to contact my references. I called the managing attorney as requested in the email and was informed that I was being considered for the May class. Furthermore, I was told that HR would be contacting me next if I was ultimately selected. I'm not sure if this means that I will be extended an offer, but hopefully it's a step in that direction.

Anonymous User
Posts: 273576
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:32 am

Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:48 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I got my phone call at 5:15. She did say that the snow is delaying things a lot though, so I would say it's possible that some people will hear tomorrow.


Congratulations!!!! Was it for the March group?

(And thank you for keeping hope alive.)




Should we keep the hope alive? or did every hiree get a response already? I am confused now.. :cry:
So it seems it was emails in the morning for May class, and then phone calls in the afternoon for March class?


My call at 5:15 was for the March class. I really have no way of knowing if they contacted everyone yet or not. All I know is that the snow has been delaying things.




Return to “Legal Employment”

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.