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USPTO Virtual Job Fair.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 2, 2009

Via the Just-n-Examiner blog today:

On February 10th, the USPTO will host two virtual booths at the Engineering Virtual Career Fair online, from 9AM to 8PM EST.  Candidates can visit the USPTO virtual “Entry Level” or “Electrical Engineering” booth to learn about the USPTO and obtain key agency information such as patent examiner vacancy announcements, employee benefits, and incentives.  Candidates may also participate in live chat sessions with recruiters to obtain more detailed information about patent examiner job opportunities.

Interested individuals may click here to register for the Virtual Career Fair.  For more information, contact Patricia Mendoza at the USPTO Office of Human Resources at (571) 272-2813.

New Inter Partes Reexamination Treatise.

Posted in Practice Commentary by Jake Ward on February 2, 2009

Matthew A. Smith, a member of the adjunct faculty at George Washington University Law School and a Foley Lardner attorney experienced in reexamination, has now published a practical treatise on inter partes reexamination.  Mr. Smith has provided a sample copy of this book, free for copying and redistribution.

Mr. Smith particularly points out the section on Third Party Requester win rates (beginning on page 47 of the book), and the below graphic related thereto.


The treatise is based on Mr. Smith’s day-to-day patent reexamination practice, and he believes that the treatise is a comprehensive study of the inter partes reexamination process.   Enjoy!