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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #670 on: Oct 10th, 2006, 10:19pm »
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Would it make any difference if I had a PhD? (I do)  Frankly, $75k after 3 years isn't very good.  I could get that working in industry w/out a problem right now.  What's the incentive to go to the PTO?
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« Reply #671 on: Oct 10th, 2006, 10:23pm »
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Is it best not to ask about law school reimbursement until you've been there for 2 yrs?  Is it ok to mention it before you accept an offer?  Can you make your acceptance contingent on the reimbursement?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #672 on: Oct 10th, 2006, 10:31pm »
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on Oct 10th, 2006, 10:23pm, stuff wrote:
Is it best not to ask about law school reimbursement until you've been there for 2 yrs?  Is it ok to mention it before you accept an offer?  Can you make your acceptance contingent on the reimbursement?

 
I'm sure they will brag up the law school program until they are blue in the face to get you thru the door. Ask all you want.
 
Make your acceptance contingent on the reimbursement? Hahahahhahahahahahaha ... sorry, just my first reaction. No, you can't.
 
To the PhD guy - you should be sure you want to do patent law as a career if you come here. With a PhD you should look at all your other options very closely. Just my opinion.
 
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #673 on: Oct 10th, 2006, 10:35pm »
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is it your opinion that there's a reasonable chance they'd do away with the tuition reimbursement program again?  is this a total crap shoot (tuition reimbursement) or is it somewhat reliable?
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Re: Working for the USPTO
« Reply #674 on: Oct 10th, 2006, 10:37pm »
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And i should add that living in DC is expensive. At $60K you will have roommates, and if you have school debt things will be tight. At $75K you might be able to live on your own again. At $100K you can think about financing a place, but not inside of the beltway.
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