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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:34 am

Does anyone know if all interview requests went out at the same time in the past? I haven't gotten one. Just wondering if there is still a chance I might get one later.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:15 am

Wondering the same thing. Is there a way to search older posts to see how it was handled in the past?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:57 pm

About 10 tabs over, last year some people received interview emails on Nov. 25th and others didn't get an invitation to interview until Dec. 4th. So, they may still be sending emails out.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:26 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:About 10 tabs over, last year some people received interview emails on Nov. 25th and others didn't get an invitation to interview until Dec. 4th. So, they may still be sending emails out.


I figured the answer was in this thread somewhere but I was too lazy to look. I appreciate you putting in the work :wink:

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:12 pm

How many times have you applied?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby s1m4 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:40 pm

Is this generally an interesting job?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:19 am

Application status still hasn't changed, and still no email. I'm holding out hope.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:53 am

Anonymous User wrote:Application status still hasn't changed, and still no email. I'm holding out hope.


Same here. No change in status and no email.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:14 am

Same here, no email.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:19 pm

Poster with the interview here, not sure if this helps or not. I have applied twice and my application status is still "received." It never changed to referred. However, my experience with federal hr tells me that you shouldn't read into your status on USAjobs.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:46 pm

Hopes dashed. Bummer.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:33 am

Anonymous User wrote:How many times have you applied?

Eight times, including the most recent application.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:31 pm

Has there been anymore interview offers?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:42 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:How many times have you applied?

Eight times, including the most recent application.


Wow, my hat is off to you! I have applied 3 (maybe 4?) times. I was about to give up but perhaps this is the normal (frustrating) process?

I have 3 friends with little to no experience who have been given interviews, and 2 have been hired (the 3rd probably will be). Unsure what the USPTO is looking for at this point. Even had people who work there review my resume and responses. Can you be over qualified for this job?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:32 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How many times have you applied?

Eight times, including the most recent application.


Wow, my hat is off to you! I have applied 3 (maybe 4?) times. I was about to give up but perhaps this is the normal (frustrating) process?

I have 3 friends with little to no experience who have been given interviews, and 2 have been hired (the 3rd probably will be). Unsure what the USPTO is looking for at this point. Even had people who work there review my resume and responses. Can you be over qualified for this job?


It seems to run the gamut as to what they are looking for in candidates. They seem to hire people fresh out of law school, those with little experience and also those who have several years of experience. I know several people working there and they can't figure it out either. My experience isn't in trademark specifically, so perhaps that's why I'm being overlooked. I am searching for volunteer opportunities, but so far I've found nothing that doesn't require you to still be in law school.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:25 pm

Volunteering certainly couldn't hurt but like you said, they are hiring people without any experience whatsoever (and I believe the posting says that they are not concerned about actual trademark experience?). I'm going to continue applying for other federal jobs, and I hope you are doing the same...

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Has there been anymore interview offers?

Nothing here.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:03 pm

This thread has been helpful to me, so I thought I would post some info that might be helpful to others.

First time applicant, supplied my materials sometime shortly before the closing on 7/8/2016. Received written statement request on 7/26/2016. Received interview invitation on 8/15/2016, with interviews taking place from 8/23-9/22.

I am a current federal employee. A source I consider credible informed me that this hiring announcement is for 22 positions for a new law office, with a start date of 10/31/16.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:21 am

22? What happened to the 60-ish number a couple pages back?

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:29 am

s1m4 wrote:Is this generally an interesting job?

It is if you are interested in trademark law.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:32 am

Anonymous User wrote:Volunteering certainly couldn't hurt but like you said, they are hiring people without any experience whatsoever (and I believe the posting says that they are not concerned about actual trademark experience?). I'm going to continue applying for other federal jobs, and I hope you are doing the same...

Oh, I am. I'm thankful that I'm currently employed because that's not going so great either. I don't know what to do. I've yet to find volunteer opportunities that don't require you to be in law school working with a clinic or a trademark attorney with years of experience. :? :cry:

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:22? What happened to the 60-ish number a couple pages back?


22 seems small, especially considering how long the interview window is. It is possible that 22 people would be used to make a new section while the rest would be used to fill in other spots.

For those of you who got interview requests, what was the interview date they gave you? In the last round it seems like people were still getting interview requests well into the interview period. The only thing keeping my hope alive is the thought that they will be rolling out interview requests based on the date of the interview they assign. The government likes to be really fair so they probably would not give one person notice a week before while they gave someone else notice a month before.

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby blaze1306 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:53 am

So this new report could significantly change the oversight you receive from superiors at the PTO

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Re: Attorney Advisor (Trademark Examining Attorney) for USPTO

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:50 pm

I got a thanks-but-no-thanks email today. I'll keep trying for other fed jobs.




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