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Matt25
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Management information systems degree
« on: Nov 6th, 2006, 2:14pm »
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After wading through pages and pages of this forum and glancing over the USPatent pdf file, I appear to have found an answer to my question about my Bachelor's in MIS.  Please correct me if I'm wrong but apparently this cannot qualify as a requisite background degree so I can take the Patent exam.
 
So my question is this, do I have ANY alternatives other than getting an additional bachelors that I could possibly do to become a patent attorney?  I am currently in my 2nd year of law school and I really feel like w/o intellectual property as an option I have very little interest in any other fields... atleast in comparison to my interest for patent/IP topics.
 
Any other advice whatsoever would be appreciated and thanks for taking time to respond. Huh
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Re: Management information systems degree
« Reply #1 on: Nov 6th, 2006, 2:58pm »
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Did you comb over the Category B requirements? If you don't have enough of the required coursework to qualify under Category B, you could start taking those required classes.
 
Another option is Category C / pass the Fundamentals of Engineering test.
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Re: Management information systems degree
« Reply #2 on: Nov 6th, 2006, 3:24pm »
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on Nov 6th, 2006, 2:14pm, Matt25 wrote:
After wading through pages and pages of this forum and glancing over the USPatent pdf file, I appear to have found an answer to my question about my Bachelor's in MIS.  Please correct me if I'm wrong but apparently this cannot qualify as a requisite background degree so I can take the Patent exam.

 
In addition to looking at options for meeting the PTO registration requirements you might also want to consider IP work other than patent prosecution.   For example patent litigation work does not require a PTO registration.
 
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Re: Management information systems degree
« Reply #3 on: Nov 8th, 2006, 9:39am »
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Thanx for the quick responses... What's the scoop on the fundamentals of engineering test?  Are there any good books/prep guides for that so I would even know what to expect if I took it?
 
As far as the Part B criteria goes, i dont think I qualify... certainly didn't take that much chemistry and I never took physics either Sad  I still think its crazy they don't recognize MIS... we code and look nerdy too! Wink
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Matt25
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Re: Management information systems degree
« Reply #4 on: Nov 8th, 2006, 9:41am »
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Isaac:  Do you have a link to info on what you can do if not patent certified like you were mentioning?  Sorry I'm so naive on this subject, I'm in the middle of law school and this reality just suddenly struck me  Embarassed   Thanks again!
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