U.S. Patent Office to Create National Workforce, Hiring Patent Examiners in Denver

1,200 newly hired patent examiners attend the new USPTO Patent Training
Academy, a university-style approach to teaching USPTO’s new examiners.

USPTO Reps will be on hand on Monday at the Colorado Inventor Showcase to recruit new patent examiners for positions that allow people to live anywhere in the country, including Colorado, after a training period in DC

The DaVinci Institute announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as part of its initiative to create a National Workforce, will be holding a job fair for new patent examiners at the Colorado Inventor Showcase 2008 on November 10th, 2008. The Inventor Showcase will take place at the Cable Center, 2000 Buchtel Boulevard, Denver, C0 80210 from 3:30 to 8:00 pm.


 USPTO Commissioner John Doll speaking at
last year’s Colorado Inventor Showcase

The USPTO is home to over 6,000 talented engineers, scientists and attorneys. As an employee of the Federal agency responsible for granting patents and registering trademarks in the U.S. Government, examiners will have the satisfaction of protecting the intellectual property rights of inventors. Qualified applicants may be eligible to receive a recruitment incentive of up to $9,900 per year for a maximum of four years.
The Colorado Inventor Showcase highlights the creative process that drives new ideas and the desire to take those dreams to the marketplace.

U.S. Patent Office to Create National Workforce, Hiring Patent Examiners in Denver

Life as a patent examiner

“With the USPTO hotelling program, people who are hired as examiners are able to live anywhere in the country after training, including Colorado,” says Thomas Frey, Executive Director of the DaVinci Institute. “Since the USPTO hires over 1,200 new examiners every year to keep up with demand, there is plenty of opportunity.”

U.S. Patent Office to Create National Workforce, Hiring Patent Examiners in Denver

John Calvert, who is a Supervisory Patent Examiner and runs the USPTO Inventors Assistance Program, will be a featured speaker and available to answer any question people may have.
Inventions will be judged by a panel of over 60 celebrity judges. Judges include representatives of the media, corporate executives and investment and finance professionals.
Each exhibitor will have their own unique invention story. They are in various stages of development ranging from rough prototypes to products already in the marketplace. Some inventors are looking to sell their products and patents outright, and others are more interested in licensing their inventions.

Cost to attend the Inventor Boot Camp is $119 with a $20 discount for DaVinci Institute Members. Lunch will be provided.

Cost to attend the Colorado Inventor Showcase is $49 with a $10 discount for DaVinci Institute Members. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Questions about the USPTO job fair and employment opportunities should be directed to Cathie Kirik at 571-272-8040. More about specific jobs at http://www.usptocareers.gov/. More about the hotelling program at http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/speeches/07-45.htm

People wishing to attend can register online at www.davinciinstitute.com, or by calling 303-666-4133.