Patent Examiner Recruitment Open House - Atlanta

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Join us in Atlanta for a southeast regional patent examiner recruitment open house on Friday, February 21, or on Saturday, February 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day at the Georgia Tech Library: Crosland Tower Classroom 2130. Walk-ins are welcome.

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After attending an info session, you can meet directly with recruiters to learn more about the unique technical qualifications we are looking for in engineers to hire as patent examiners. Our recruiters will be ready with answers to all your questions. You'll also receive information about our competitive salary, benefits, work-life balance, and why the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is consistently ranked one of the best places to work in the federal government. 

You will also have the opportunity to speak to USPTO recruiters about our current job openings and how to apply via

There will be no job interviews at this event. Those who qualify will be encouraged to apply (candidates cannot be officially considered for open positions without submitting a completed application within

NOTE: We have recently updated our program agenda.

Multiple information sessions are scheduled starting at 10:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Be sure to stick around after the info sessions to speak one-on-one with USPTO recruiters!

And beginning at 3 p.m. each day, we are conducting an informal Q&A with USPTO recruiters! This is an opportunity for you to come with any questions you may have:

  • What is a day in the life of a patent examiner really like?
  • What is it like to work in a Federal agency?
  • What is it like to work in Intellectual Property?


Program agenda (same for both days)

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Information Session 1
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.     Break

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.       Information Session 2
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.       Break                                       

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.       Open House Q&A with USPTO Recruiters  


ADDITIONAL ARRIVAL INFORMATION - for persons with disabilities

The United States Patent and Trademark Office strives to make its events accessible to persons with disabilities by providing reasonable accommodations—e.g., sign language interpreters, alternative formats for written documents, and assistive technology. Many accommodations require time to schedule and plan effectively. If you would like to request an accommodation, please notify the Office of Human Resources at (800) 786-9757, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Alternatively, you can contact the USPTO's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity at (571) 272-8292 or Also, information about disability services and accessibility at GA Tech's Library can be found at: