David Gooder

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How’d you get that job anyhow?

For incoming appointees, or long-time career feds dealing with appointees, the most important ingredient is trust.

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(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)FILE - This Feb. 25, 2011 file photo shows Tthe U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Lots of things multiplied in the pandemic, including applications to the Patent and Trademark Office

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