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Employment opportunities with the United States Patent and Trademark Office

The US Patent and Trademark Office needs to hire 1500 new Patent Examiners over the next 1-2 years, do you want to be one of them?
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:30 pm

The United States Patent and Trademark Office needs to hire 1500 new Patent Examiners over the next 1-2 years– do you want to learn how to become one of them? Or, would you like to be a patent intern?

Attend this workshop TONIGHT!

Thursday, November 15, 2012
5:30-7pm, 125 Scott Laboratory


Registration is not required. Please bring a writing utensil and your full attention

The application process for any federal job or internship is lengthy, and a Patent Examiner application is no exception. To help students navigate the process and gain some useful tips and tricks for a successful application, the US Patent and Trademark Office, along with the Partnership for Public Service have provided a resident student expert to share information.

Daniel Bain, Campus Ambassador for the Partnership for Public Service, Summer 2012 Intern with the US Patent and Trademark Office, current OSU Moritz College of Law student and holder of a BS in Biomedical Science from Ohio State, will provide a number of opportunities to students seeking advice in the application process for Patent Examiner positions.

Additionally, Daniel Bain will be holding “open office hours” to meet with students one on one or in groups to discuss their application and how they may improve upon it. Students in both engineering and arts and sciences may meet with Daniel Bain:

Dates: Thursday, November 15th and 29th
22 Townshend Hall
Time: 3:30-5pm
Dates: Friday, November 16th and 30th
190 Hitchcock Hall, Engineering Career Services
Time: 10-11:30am


Patent Examiner positions require at least a Bachelor of Science in a science, mathematics, technology or engineering discipline in order to be considered.

The starting pay rate for a patent examiner is around $65,000, depending upon the candidate’s experience.

Patent Interns must be current students and must be graduating in May or December 2014.

Candidates for full-time jobs and internships must be a U.S. Citizen or National in order to apply.