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Re: Accreditation of Computer Science Degree
« Reply #20 on: Jun 3rd, 2007, 9:42am »
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The most straightforward way to find out the answer for you is TO ACTUALLY SEND IN YOUR APPLICATION TO USPTO AND HAVE THEM EVALUATE YOUR DEGREE.
 
I was a bit worried but I did send in my application.  Fortunately, I got an approval letter within 10 days.
 
 
 
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Re: Accreditation of Computer Science Degree
« Reply #21 on: Jun 4th, 2007, 7:50pm »
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on Jun 3rd, 2007, 9:42am, biopico wrote:
The most straightforward way to find out the answer for you is TO ACTUALLY SEND IN YOUR APPLICATION TO USPTO AND HAVE THEM EVALUATE YOUR DEGREE.

But then we can't obsessively worry about it for months and months!  Don't spoil our fun!
 
(Besides, it costs a minimum of $240 and starts the clock ticking on actually taking the exam.  It's nice to get a little reassurance ahead of time that the money won't be wasted.)
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Re: Accreditation of Computer Science Degree
« Reply #22 on: Jun 5th, 2007, 5:44pm »
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Dear Still_Studying:
I meant "Absolute Assurance".
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« Reply #23 on: Jun 27th, 2007, 2:06pm »
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Has anyone with a CS degree from a non-accredited program been accepted by the PTO without the qualifying chem/physics credits?  Perhaps someone has been successful by arging that all of their courses were also EE courses?  Or maybe someone has been able to get around it by practicing patent law for a few years and having statements signed by registered patent attorneys  that the individual has the necessary skills to be a patent attorney?  Thanks in advance for any stories/advice!
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Re: Accreditation of Computer Science Degree
« Reply #24 on: Jun 28th, 2007, 1:40pm »
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on Jun 27th, 2007, 2:06pm, MichPatentGirl wrote:
Has anyone with a CS degree from a non-accredited program been accepted by the PTO without the qualifying chem/physics credits?  Perhaps someone has been successful by arging that all of their courses were also EE courses?  Or maybe someone has been able to get around it by practicing patent law for a few years and having statements signed by registered patent attorneys  that the individual has the necessary skills to be a patent attorney?  Thanks in advance for any stories/advice!

 
If you go to the link below, you can find some OED decisions on petitions  to certify "alternative" educational backgrounds.    You might not find something closely related to the scenarios you've proposed, but perhaps you can get a flavor for OEDs flexibility or lack thereof.   I think the decisions are under "Technical"  
 
 
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/sol/foia/oed/oed.htm
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