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Mr. Bogus
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Re: Chicago Patent Law Interview Program 2007
« Reply #25 on: Jun 4th, 2007, 9:23am »
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I wrote a long response before but it got deleted to here is the (very) general abstract
 
1) Yes getting off the waitlist is easier than you think
 
2) For CPLIP: Are you a 2L or 3L? 3L's have had a very rough go of it this time around in my experience. I am a 3L and I have only ONE interview. This is about the median from the 10 or so people from the 3L's I have talked to. This is becuase firms are more interested in interviewing for Summer associates at this stage. The resons for this are meny, biut primarily rotate around the fact that these frims hire 80-90% of their newbies from their SA pool and, even if they DID have a need for an "outisde" new associate, they won't know it until they can fully evaluate their SA pool from this year.
 
Anyone else want to chime in?
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attendee
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Re: Chicago Patent Law Interview Program 2007
« Reply #26 on: Jun 4th, 2007, 4:21pm »
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Could anyone give a sense of the best approach to the interview.
 
Will get 5-10 based on some alts but realistically the 2 day interviews means the firm gets to list 32 people, even the biggest probably only want a couple.
 
Seems like 2 choices: (1) take yourself very seriously in my case, "I know this, I worked on this, I have already passed the USPTO," remind me why you consider yourself a scientist, "oh, BBRC is peer-reviewed and microscopy was cutting edge in the 80s, uh-huh"
 
vs.
 
(2) look I know I don't have a chance, what types of wifes do patent attorneys get or does your firm have a library and could I get any old versions of "chisum on patents" it sells for like $3400 and I'm thinking about a solo practice??
 
any thoughts??
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Re: Chicago Patent Law Interview Program 2007
« Reply #27 on: Jun 4th, 2007, 7:24pm »
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on Jun 4th, 2007, 9:23am, Mr. Bogus wrote:
I wrote a long response before but it got deleted to here is the (very) general abstract
 
1) Yes getting off the waitlist is easier than you think
 
2) For CPLIP: Are you a 2L or 3L? 3L's have had a very rough go of it this time around in my experience. I am a 3L and I have only ONE interview. This is about the median from the 10 or so people from the 3L's I have talked to. This is becuase firms are more interested in interviewing for Summer associates at this stage. The resons for this are meny, biut primarily rotate around the fact that these frims hire 80-90% of their newbies from their SA pool and, even if they DID have a need for an "outisde" new associate, they won't know it until they can fully evaluate their SA pool from this year.
 
Anyone else want to chime in?

 
 
Yea, I'm a 2L at a tier 2 school.  The thing is that my grades were horrible my first semester, (prolly like bottom 3rd),  so I left my gpa off my resume.  I was surprised to get a bunch of interviews along with several alternates.  I'm assuming the firms understand that leaving my GPA off the resume means that I did very poorly my first semester.  We'll see....
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Mr. Bogus
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Re: Chicago Patent Law Interview Program 2007
« Reply #28 on: Jun 5th, 2007, 8:56pm »
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Hey all-
 
I had one 'not invited' turn into a preselect.
 
Looks like the geniuses at symplicity did it again, so go check and I am sure the results will be better for you.
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Re: Chicago Patent Law Interview Program 2007
« Reply #29 on: Jun 5th, 2007, 9:24pm »
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yeah, noticed new preselect today.
 
come on successful past PLIP goers-what's your advice for these 20 minute interviews?:
 
(1) conceited, aloof, indifference,  
 
(2) bizarre practical approach-the "I want to join your profession and understand I more likely than not will not join your particular firm" or
 
(3) obsequious love and adoration of the firm.
 
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