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Breakthroughs and innovations in science and technology continually inspire applicants to file for patent applications, which translate into important opportunities for Patent Examiners. Basic qualifications for Patent Examiners include United States citizenship and a minimum of a bachelor's degree in physical science, life science, engineering discipline or computer science. Complete information on Qualifications and Evaluations can be located on the Job Announcement.

Check out the links below to find your best match, then go ahead and apply for the positions for which you are qualified. Your salary will be dependent on your individual knowledge and experience. Click here to view the current salaries for each GS grade level.

Electrical, Computer & Mechanical Engineers

Learn about Patent Examiner Careers at the USPTO’s new regional office in Dallas-Fort Worth

It Takes Skill to Recognize Ingenuity


September 18, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
September 19, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Dallas, TX

Register Today for an Information Session

USPTO is opening a regional office in Dallas-Fort Worth in early 2016 and is actively recruiting up to 75 talented Electrical, Computer and Mechanical Engineers to work for us! Patent Examiners who work for the USPTO have granted patents for some of the world’s biggest game-changing innovations. Think iPhone, the electric guitar, wearable cameras and…the Super Soaker™!

Are you an Electrical, Computer or Mechanical Engineer looking to launch your career? Join us for a Patent Examiner Recruitment Open House on Friday, September 18 or Saturday, September 19 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel to learn about exciting job opportunities with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. These positions will be based in our new regional offices in the Terminal Annex Federal Building in downtown Dallas.

Registration closes on Thursday, September 17 at 12:00 noon EST. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn how your work as a Patent Examiner could make a global impact. Register today for an Information Session!

Information about specific job openings is listed below:

Click here to view all USPTO available positions on USAJOBS.

Patent Examiner Hiring Process Timeline

From the time a job opportunity announcement closes to the time we extend an official offer, this timeline will give you a clear idea of how our hiring process works - and what you can expect at different times.

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