I am not sure if this has been discussed, but could a math major get into IP law? Or would I need graduate school as well?
I am a non-patent IP attorney. I love physics and would like a new challenge. Licensing bores me. What would be the most efficient way for me to secure a scientific/technical degree so I can sit for the patent bar and become a patent attorney? Is this crazy?
You may want to go to the USPTO.gov site, specifically page 4 here: http://www.uspto.gov/ip/boards/oed/exam/OED_GRB.pdfhi
when i was a university student, my major is engineering of the materials.
Now, i am a master degree of engineering of energy.
i want to know what i need to preparing if i want to be a patent engineer.
do i need the education about the patent law?
or get some licenses?
please give me some opinion.
Hey can you help me by briefing the procedure for obtaining a patent
Your best bet in gaining IP experience is to work a few years at the patent office as an examiner once out of school. In-school summer internships and externships are available but you just have to search from them. There will likely be a discussion on law firm websites in the "career" section instead of a typical job posting. If you find a firm where you would like to intern or extern, you can also give them a call and ask for more information regarding such possibilities. Networking is powerful in the legal field. Don't get discouraged if you have a hard time finding an internship or externship in the patent field. Oftentimes, firms do not want to bother having to teach interns that may find a job elsewhere a year later.Hey, I'm a bioscience post grad currently in law school, and I.P. law is appealing to me. The issue I'm having is when I look around for the types of jobs out there, all of them require years of experience in I.P. prosecution. Also, my school has no I.P. program whatsoever and so far I have been interning with non I.P. type things. I would do anything I.P. but I just cannot find anything!
Where do people find experience? I assumed I would go into some kind of I.P. agent role, or junior associate (but even then they all seem to want experience). The USPTO has a conspicuous lack of any internships, as well as law firms in general.
I assume people need to start somewhere, but I cannot see where that somewhere is? Any help there would be great.
Hello I just have a general question...
I'm sort of a late bloomer when it comes to actually being interested in IP Law. After doing a lot of research I found that this is the career path I would like to go down. I've always wanted to be a lawyer. I graduated in 2013 with my B.A. in African American Studies. After reading the patent requirements it seemed like I would have to get a Masters Degree in Chemistry or Physics. I would much rather take Engineering since I was really interested in the subject and took it when I was in high school. However, after reading the Patent requirements it doesn't seem like I can get my Masters in the field of Engineering and still qualify for the patent bar since my undergraduate degree is in another subject and I would need a certain amount of science courses. So my question is: Since I have my B.A. in African American Studies can I still qualify to take the patent bar if I get my Masters in Chemistry or Physics?
1) With my background , how easy is it for me to get a job as a patent agent and have the law firm pay for my law school ( night school ) ? No, not easy to get a job as a patent agent but not necessarily hard either. Firms will likely not pay for you to get your education.
2) What is the current demand for patent attorneys , with a background like mine. I would say it is high.
3) Is it possible for me to start a law firm in the future , where I can specialize in patents related to EE. Absolutely, presuming you get a law degree and pass the patent bar exam.
Patent agent positions are not rare but they are not as common as patent attorney positions. It's not to say that you will have a difficult time finding a job but I do not want to give you the impression that it will be easy either. You may have to do a bit of self-promotion, networking and searching to find a job. The legal field can be a complex place for finding and changing jobs. You will not be a commodity and so you will be looking for someone who currently has a need for someone with your specific skill set, experience and personality (a big component of legal hiring decisions). I believe there is a lot of demand for patent agents/attorneys will your general background but, as always, do not expect a job will be handed to you.