Virtual office hour with USPTO patent examiners

Calling all scientists and engineers!

Seeking a career at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as a patent examiner? 

If you are a U.S. citizen and are graduating this year with a focus in…

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

…then bring your questions about the agency, the role, and the hiring process to this informal Q&A session with current USPTO patent examiners on March 20, at noon ET. Our team members are excited to answer your questions, chat with you, and provide you with more information about this opportunity. 

Join session

You do not need to register for this event but come prepared with any questions you may have. We hope to see you there! For more information, contact

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

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?