Being a patent examiner is a satisfying career where you can use your art/design, science, STEM, or engineering degree for the exciting purpose of protecting American intellectual property. As a patent examiner, you will enjoy work-life balance, opportunities for career growth, telework options, and meaningful professional relationships that stem from a diverse workplace culture.
Writing legal office actions on patentability and respond to patent applications.
Reviewing patent applications for potentially new inventions and innovations to ensure they meet the agency’s requirements.
Searching prior art using specialized technology systems to ensure that an invention is new and unique. Prior art is information that has been disclosed to the public about an invention before a given date including related patents, published articles and public demonstrations.
As a U.S. patent examiner, you will use your specialized background to review applications to determine whether patents can be granted for inventions. Patents give inventors the right to exclude others from making or selling their inventions for a limited time. That means that patent examiners are critical to protecting American innovation!
- Applicants must be United States Citizens or Nationals.
- Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
- Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related competencies.
- If selected, you may be required to complete a one year probationary period.
- You must meet all qualification requirements upon the closing date of this announcement.
- You must meet the definition of specialized experience.
- Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check.
- You must be suitable for Federal Employment.
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Sales
Job Location: Alexandria, VA, US
Application Deadline: N/A