Join us

USPTO personnel including Director Iancu and Deputy Director Peter standing in Higgins Boat

Real people. Real experience. Real opportunities.


We are strongly committed to hiring our nation’s veterans and aim to be the employer of choice for veterans. Our veteran employees have a proven track record of success after transitioning from the military into federal service. Veterans contribute to our mission in the areas of science and engineering, information technology, contracts, procurement, finance, administration, project and program management and customer support.

Here, USPTO Director Andrei Iancu and Deputy Director Laura Peter along with several USPTO Veterans commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy, known as D-Day, on a restored war-time vessel known as the Higgins Boat.  To learn more about the history of this unique boat and its equally unique inventor, Andrew Higgins, please read our Journeys of Innovation feature story, "The patented boat that won the war."

News & Updates

USPTO To Host IT Career Fair for Veterans

Washington - The U.S. Commerce Department's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host a career fair for veterans with specialized IT experience on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. There are available positions in the...

USPTO to Boost Job Opportunities for Veterans through Veteran Intern Program

Washington - As part of an aggressive veteran hiring campaign, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is launching the Veteran Intern Program (VIP). Open to veterans who have completed at least three academic years of study in electrical, mechanical, biomedical, or computer...

USPTO Launches Recruitment Effort to Hire Veterans

WASHINGTON ─ The United States Patent and Trademark Office announced today that in response to the President's call to hire veterans, the office is launching an intensive recruitment effort to increase veteran hiring in its patent examiner corps. The program will feature broad outreach and support...