“Consistently do a great job. Cultivate a reputation as someone who has a high quality work product and a strong work ethic.”
We’re not bragging, ahem, but we hear this quite a bit from employees at the USPTO: “When I heard the USPTO was hiring, I jumped at the chance to join!”
Such is the story for Montia, who is on her second stint at the agency, having left briefly to explore life at an intellectual property law firm.
What brought her back for good?
“The USPTO has afforded me the flexibility to pursue the career I want, and the opportunity to practice law in a field that I love, in an environment that is supportive of both my career goals and my desire for true work-life balance.”
Montia’s work as an Attorney Advisor, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Examination Policy has taken her across the globe and back to attend and participate in committees on trademark law, and to conduct media interviews and speaking engagements before legal professionals and entrepreneurs.
In her life at the USPTO, there are no typical days—and she prefers it that way. Without hesitation, she encourages women to join the USPTO. In her humble opinion, it is unmatched by any other company or agency.
“Working with intelligent and accomplished colleagues at the top of their respective fields who share a commitment to excellence and enjoy the quality of life that the USPTO has to offer… it doesn’t get any better than this.”