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Re: Patent attorney w/o advanced degree
« Reply #5 on: May 1st, 2006, 6:41pm »
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Could someone describe the difference in work between patent litigation vs. patent prosecution?  Thanks.
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Re: Patent attorney w/o advanced degree
« Reply #6 on: May 1st, 2006, 8:25pm »
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How's the job market as a patent agent with a EE BS degree?  (just passed the exam=no experience)
 
should i get a MS in EE or get a JD ?  
 
is it better work in a big law firm or a small law firm as a entry patent agent?  
 
any comments would be appriciated.
 
 
 
 
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Re: Patent attorney w/o advanced degree
« Reply #7 on: May 2nd, 2006, 6:14am »
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on May 1st, 2006, 6:41pm, guest wrote:
Could someone describe the difference in work between patent litigation vs. patent prosecution?  Thanks.

 
Patent prosecution involves representing clients before the patent office primarily for the purpose of obtaining  patents.
 
Patent litigation involves enforcing or defending against patents.   The activities are those involved with suing, defending law suits, and activities to prepare for and avoid or mitigate against law suits.   Litigators are not required to register with the patent office, and fairly often do not even have technical degrees.
 
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Re: Patent attorney w/o advanced degree
« Reply #8 on: May 2nd, 2006, 7:31am »
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on May 2nd, 2006, 6:14am, Isaac wrote:

 
Patent prosecution involves representing clients before the patent office primarily for the purpose of obtaining  patents.
 
Patent litigation involves enforcing or defending against patents.   The activities are those involved with suing, defending law suits, and activities to prepare for and avoid or mitigate against law suits.   Litigators are not required to register with the patent office, and fairly often do not even have technical degrees.
 

 
I've got a B.S. in Bacteriology, will begin law school at a top 20 school in the fall, and will take the patent bar this summer before school.  Assuming I pass, and assuming I do very well in law school, any guesses to how easy/challenging finding a job in patent prosecution would be?  Or would I still most likely have to go the route of patent litigation because of only having a B.S?
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Re: Patent attorney w/o advanced degree
« Reply #9 on: May 2nd, 2006, 7:32am »
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on May 2nd, 2006, 6:14am, Isaac wrote:

 
  Litigators are not required to register with the patent office, and fairly often do not even have technical degrees.
 

 
Does this mean litigators do not need to take the patent bar?
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