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Re: patent examiners in law school?
« Reply #15 on: Jun 1st, 2006, 5:02pm »
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I have a BS in CS from UMass.  I think I made the right choice against pursuing an advanced technical degree.
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« Reply #16 on: Jun 2nd, 2006, 1:40pm »
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on Jun 1st, 2006, 5:02pm, Examiner X wrote:
I have a BS in CS from UMass. I think I made the right choice against pursuing an advanced technical degree.

 
I think by advanced he meant graduate. BS is undergrad, so you have no advanced degree.
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« Reply #17 on: Jun 2nd, 2006, 2:44pm »
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Thank you, Examiner X.  I was kind of looking for a ballbark idea of how hard it is to get accepted to the part time programs in the DC area if I decided to try to get a position with the PTO or, preferably, as a patent agent with a firm.  I was just wondering if your 3.2 was Ivy League or similar where the admissions committee might view it differently.  I'm just kind of worried because I have a medicore undergrad GPA (~3.0 overall; 4.0 in my major) from a mediocre state school.  The bad GPA is due to one bad year--take it out and it's closer to 3.5 but unfortunately I can't go back and do that.  My BS is in Biology and I'm working on my PhD in a Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences though what I really do is biosensors/implantable devices on a cancer nanotech fellowship.  I'm hoping that my PhD and my LSAT score (top 1%) will help offset my mediocre undergrad GPA.
 
And thank you also, other "guest," for pointing out that when I said advanced degree I did mean an MS or PhD, but Examiner X answered my question just the same.
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Re: patent examiners in law school?
« Reply #18 on: Jun 2nd, 2006, 3:22pm »
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on Jun 2nd, 2006, 2:44pm, guest wrote:
I'm hoping that my PhD and my LSAT score (top 1%) will help offset my mediocre undergrad GPA.

 
With an LSAT in the top 1% and a Ph.D., I'd expect you to get into at least a couple Top 10 schools. Assuming you want to work in DC, you'd be a cinch at either GW or Georgetown part-time.  
 
FWIW, I'll be at GW part-time in the fall and my LSAT was not >165.  
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« Reply #19 on: Jun 16th, 2006, 3:36pm »
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I was admitted to GW with a 3.3/159.
The 3.3 GPA was from a fairly prestigous engineering program. (for example the average SAT was over 1300).  
The 159 was the average of two tests - 156 and 162.
 
I believe that PTO experience was a factor.
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