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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #585 on: Sep 8th, 2006, 12:19am »
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Hi,
I am seeking some guidance regarding future career prospects of a patent attorney with PTO experience.
 I have substantial scientific background in Organic/Biochem area.  I recently graduated from a lawschool with ranking in the 50-60.  I have already passed the patent bar and I am reasonably confident that I will pass the NJ bar.  Currently, I am looking for a position and I have an offer from the PTO to start as an examiner.  If I take the position at PTO I will have to leave in no more than four years.  My questions are;
1.  Would the PTO experience help or hurt in 3-4 years?
2.  Would it preclude me from getting a litigation position?
3.  What are large and mid-size firms' view of PTO expereince?
4.  Will I be able to start at a second year or third year level at a firm with the PTO experience?
 
Thanks for your input.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #586 on: Sep 8th, 2006, 3:55am »
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Hi- how common (or not) is it for pure academic researchers to find work at the uspto?  Is industry experience a must?  Is a PhD considered an advantage?  Is research at a govt lab considered an advantage?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #587 on: Sep 8th, 2006, 9:30am »
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Jack, it totally depends on your field of study.  I believe that most of the life sciences examiners are PHDs with primarily academic research experience.  On the other hand, the computer/electrical engineers have a good number of BS graduates.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #588 on: Sep 8th, 2006, 10:16am »
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Thanks for the reply.  Do you happen to know about Materials Science/Applied Physics?  I'm a specialist in MatSci with considerable experience in nanotechnology and biomedical materials.  Overlap w/chem engin.
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #589 on: Sep 8th, 2006, 9:37pm »
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question.  
 
do you get health insurance as soon as you start work?
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