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Due to COVID-19, the USPTO is operating in a state of maximum telework and most employees are teleworking full-time. Consequently, you will start your work in a temporary telework status and your training will occur in a virtual environment. Accordingly, you will commence work under a temporary telework arrangement that will remain in effect until the Agency informs you that you are no longer subject to its Situational (Ad Hoc) Telework Program. When the time comes, for example, if your original work location is established as the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA, you may be asked to report to campus. The USPTO will provide as much advance notice as possible in the event of this directive and will work with you to allow you a reasonable timeframe to transition.
A Design Patent Examiner (PE) performs work in the examination of applications for United States patents pertaining to the form, appearance, and ornamentation of objects. Incumbent uses professional knowledge of designs and practices to evaluate the invention claimed in each patent application. Incumbent uses a broad knowledge of past and current developments in design to uncover previous inventions, as represented by domestic and foreign patents, supply catalogs, style books, etc., that affect the novelty claimed in the application. Incumbent uses well developed visual aptitude, specialized knowledge of patent laws, rules, regulations and procedures to determine whether the application and its claimed invention meet all legal requirements for the granting of design patents.
GS-7: Perform basic patent examining functions with extensive instructions from the supervisor. Training will develop the ability to apply technical concepts to the patent examining process. Assignments combine performance of productive work with supervised on-the-job training.
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