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Re: Chicago Patent Law Interview Program 2007
« Reply #20 on: Apr 13th, 2007, 12:21am »
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Don't just look at starting salaries, the big money is in partnership and hopefully you will be a partner for a good part of your career.  You should easily make 200k even at a small firm or as a solo.  Also, don't just look at starting salaries when selecting a firm, you want to get a feel for average profit per partner.  It could easily be worth it to get a lower split the first several years if you end up with a higher split while a partner.
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Re: Chicago Patent Law Interview Program 2007
« Reply #21 on: Apr 29th, 2007, 9:02am »
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Hey just when someone mentioned that if u get into top 14 then u don't need much of a grade and if u get into top 15-30 then ur grade will be a little more of a concern.
 
"not much of a grade " meaning  ? 2.5? 3.5?  
 
 
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Re: Chicago Patent Law Interview Program 2007
« Reply #22 on: Jun 2nd, 2007, 12:48am »
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Bids results are up!!! Shocked
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Re: Chicago Patent Law Interview Program 2007
« Reply #23 on: Jun 2nd, 2007, 11:28am »
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Humbling to say the least...3 for 31 and not one Chicago firm. I have no idea what is normal, but that's just disappointing.
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Re: Chicago Patent Law Interview Program 2007
« Reply #24 on: Jun 2nd, 2007, 4:06pm »
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I think 3 is pretty good.  The problem with the Chicago market is that there are not enough IP firms.  There are prolly like 5 major ones (Banner, McAndrews, Marshall Gerstein Borun, Bell Boyd Lloyd, and Welsh and Katz).  The other ones are smaller and hire much less.  If you are able to land a summer internship at a firm outside of Chicago, then work there a couple of years then lateral into one of these 5 major ones in Chicago.  Or, you just might love the part of the country you are working in, and won't want to lateral anyways.  For example, D.C. can be a really fun area to live.
 
Does anyone know the chances of being picked for an interview after being put on the wait list?
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