Employment that brings innovation to life. A job with the USPTO means joining one of the best places to work in the federal government and protecting our nation's intellectual property rights at home and abroad.
We lead the world in intellectual property protection and policy. We hire on the cutting edge of American innovation.
The USPTO is the trusted source for inventors, innovators and IP stakeholders; and a top employer of choice among subject matter experts with a passion for public service.
Why are 80% of USPTO employees happy with their jobs and 92% believe that the work they do is important? Get to know some of our employees to learn the answers: https://www.uspto.gov/jobs/who-we-are.
Patent examiners are skilled engineers and scientists who work closely with entrepreneurs to process their patent applications and determine whether a patent can be granted. Learn more about becoming a patent examiner.
Trademark examining attorneys analyze trademark applications, evaluate facts, and then determine questions of law that ultimately can lead to federal trademark registration. Learn more about joining the Trademarks legal team.
You are a student who enjoys the challenge and rigor of learning and mastering new skills. You are driven and have a clear vision for your career. USPTO helps shape tomorrow’s leaders. Join us.
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You don't have to be in uniform to protect this country's assets. Veterans are an integral part of the USPTO and contribute to our mission in every facet.
As American businesses expand globally, they have a unique ally when it comes to matters of intellectual property (IP). Learn more about the IP Attaché Program and how to...