U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

About U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks. Under this system of intellectual property protection, American industry has flourished. New products have been invented, new uses for old ones discovered, and employment opportunities created for millions of Americans. The USPTO advises the President of the United States, the Secretary of Commerce, and U.S. government agencies on intellectual property policy, protection, and enforcement; and promotes stronger and effective intellectual property protection both domestically and around the world.


Patent Examiner

May 2018 - August 2018 Alexandria, VA
“I liked that I was given the responsibilities of an actual patent examiner, and I was able to work closely with an experienced patent examiner. I feel prepared to hold a job like this after graduation because of my experience. ”

Patent Examiner Intern

May 2018 - July 2018 Alexandria, VA
“I learned a lot about the patent prosecution process, how examiners view applications, and met with examiners, attorneys, and technical experts in the energy industry.”
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