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Are you ready to protect what's next in American ingenuity?

Patent examiners at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are skilled engineers and scientists who work closely with entrepreneurs to process their patent applications to determine whether or not a patent can be granted. This work facilitates the agency's mission to foster innovation, competitiveness, and economic growth both domestically and abroad. Protecting new ideas keeps the USPTO at the cutting edge of the nation's technological progress and achievement.

We are currently hiring patent examiners to fill hundreds of positions at our Alexandria, Virginia, headquarters and in several of our regional offices. To learn more, visit: