#PTORoadTrip15: Patent Examiner Silicon Valley Recruitment Road Trip

Recruitment road trip 2015 California locations map

USPTO is opening a satellite office in Silicon Valley this fall and is actively recruiting up to 80 talented Engineers in the Electrical, Computer and Mechanical disciplines to work for us in our new satellite office.

Beginning in May, vacancies for Patent Examiners will be listed on USAJOBS. But we are looking to connect with top talent right now!

To help pave the way for ongoing recruitment efforts, and to help spread the word about our upcoming open vacancies, a team of recruiters from USPTO’s Patent Corps will be hitting the road this week! Starting Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 17th, in their first-ever recruitment road trip – the Patents team will be connecting with Engineering students and Faculty at 12 colleges and universities in Northern and Southern California!

The team will be participating in career fairs, hosting special information sessions and conducting Meet & Greets with both Faculty and student-run Engineering organizations.  

The events are free, but only open to current students and alumni with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. Schedules are posted below.  If you don't see location information provided below for the event you would like to attend, please contact your school for specific details:


Berkeley (UC)  

Just In Time Career Fair
Rec Sports Facility - Field House Gym (11a - 3p) 


Info Session 
Career Center, 2440 Bancroft - Gold Room (4p - 6p)

Cal State Sacramento   

Classroom Info Session 
Humboldt 109 
(2p -3p)


Info Session 
Career Center 
(12p - 2p)

Chico State    

Faculty Meet & Greets O’Connell Building room 121
(1p - 3p)    


Info Session
Langdon Hall, Room 105
(3p - 4p)

Davis (UC)   Spring Internship & Career Fair
ARC Pavillion
(10a - 2p)
Fresno State    Info Session
Location (TBD) 
(12p - 2p)
San Jose State

Info Session
SJSU Eng – Room 376
(5p – 6:30p)

Santa Clara University 

Info Session
Benson Conf. Room 21
(5:30p - 7p) 

Santa Cruz (UC)  

Spring Job & Internship Career Fair
College Eight, West Field House 
(4:30p - 7:30p)

Info Session

Career Ctr - Amah Mutsun Conf. Room A
(4:30p - 7:30p)


Info Session
Career Exploration Meetup
Career Dev. Center – 1st fl. Conf. Room
(12p -1:30p)


Bruin Career Connections (BCC) Fair
Ackerman Ballroom  
(11a - 3p) 


Info Session
Career Center, Third Floor, Conf. Rms. A & B
(5:30p - 7:30p)


Info Session
SGM (Seeley G. Mudd) 101
(5p - 8p)


We're looking forward to meeting you in California soon!  Still interested in learning about career opportunities with USPTO and what it takes to become a Patent Examiner before we meet you in person? Then take a look at our recent Silicon Valley Recruitment webinar on Livestream. We're still taking questions via Twitter using #USPTOJobsCA.