A day in the life of a USPTO patent examiner

Do you want a challenging career? Would you like the opportunity to work from home nationwide with a flexible schedule? Do you want to be a part of a culture of inclusivity and camaraderie, and a community that leads America toward breakthroughs in innovation? Are you a U.S. citizen graduating this year with a focus in any of these fields?

  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Design
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may belong at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as a patent examiner! We recruit the most promising at America’s Innovation Agency, and we encourage you to take the step forward in your journey today by joining us on February 6 at noon ET for an informational webinar on becoming a patent examiner.

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By attending this event, you will learn more about the USPTO and the patent examiner position, meet with the USPTO team, and hear about our tremendous benefits and why employees love to work here. You do not need to register for this event. 

Can't make it? Watch a pre-recorded version of this webinar here.

When you are ready to apply, submit your application via USAJOBS.

For more information, contact recruitment@uspto.gov.

Accessibility accommodation


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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This event is part of a series: What’s it like as a patent examiner?