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In college, tired of engineering...
« on: Nov 3rd, 2005, 1:56am »
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Hey, I'm in my sophomore year doing EE, I'm just getting bored of engineering, and working at some technology company is not really what I want to do.  But I would like to be a patent agent or lawyer.  Can someone who just got out of college get a job at a patent office? Or do they require experience from a tech job?
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Re: In college, tired of engineering...
« Reply #1 on: Nov 3rd, 2005, 4:54am »
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The PTO hires people right out of college.  I'm not sure that being a patent examiner or being a patent practitioner would be a good fit for someone who is tired of engineering.  
 
Already burned out on engineering as a sophomore in college?  My recollection is that I took my first real EE courses as a sophmore, with my freshman course schedule comprising physics, math, and humanities courses.
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Re: In college, tired of engineering...
« Reply #2 on: Nov 3rd, 2005, 7:43am »
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There are all sorts of non-tech jobs out there for engineers that don't want to do engineering.  If you keep your grades up, you will have many non-engineer options including law in other areas besides patents.
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Re: In college, tired of engineering...
« Reply #3 on: Nov 3rd, 2005, 7:13pm »
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completely agree with the statement "The PTO hires people right out of college". It is apparent from the quality of OAs in CS and EE.  
 
Frankly, USPTO should train these rookies (specially the ones who have no prior experience in technology) for a year or so before letting them touch the cases.  
 
 
on Nov 3rd, 2005, 4:54am, Isaac Clark wrote:
The PTO hires people right out of college. I'm not sure that being a patent examiner or being a patent practitioner would be a good fit for someone who is tired of engineering.  
 
Already burned out on engineering as a sophomore in college? My recollection is that I took my first real EE courses as a sophmore, with my freshman course schedule comprising physics, math, and humanities courses.

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Re: In college, tired of engineering...
« Reply #4 on: Nov 4th, 2005, 6:50pm »
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Obviously, the better you are in engineering, the more impressed your clients will be and the more confident they have in you.  Based on my limited experience in patenting,  if you are an agent, being proficient in engineering and having experience in engineering will enhance your marketability.
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