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paul_usc
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Motivation for being a patent agent?
« on: Mar 24th, 2005, 2:18pm »
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Hi all, firstly, thanks a lot for posting so much useful information in this forum.  
 
I would be completing my PhD in Electrical Engg. very soon, from a top 10 engg school. As of now, I do not have any legal background. I am interested in pursuing my career as a patent agent and  plan to take the bar exam soon after I join a law firm.
 
However, there are few other options too and I have to decide soon on my career path. Can you guys extend the list below and help me decide:
 
Advantages of becoming a patent agent:
1. Got little bored with **** research during my PhD, would be a welcome break. Also, can be associated with latest technology and inventions throughout my career.
2. First step towards becoming a patent attorney
3. Decent pay
4..........
 
Disadvantages:
1. Long working hours (I assume, from this forum post, that its about 50-60 hours/week at the beginning; I plan to marry within a year)
2. Eventually have to go to law school (that would be the time when we probably would have kids)
3. Some say a PhD in electrical engg. don't help much. Bio-tech PhD or chemistry PhD is better.
4........
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Re: Motivation for being a patent agent?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 28th, 2005, 2:14pm »
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hi!  
   
Yes. You know all already!    
   
sincerely,  
   
Thien Tran  
MSEE - Registered Patent Agent #47,351  
http://www.accesspatentgroup.com
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Raymond D Courtney
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Re: Motivation for being a patent agent?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 3rd, 2005, 2:29pm »
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I am a retired electronics technician, and I have had this idea for a number of years that I am sure will make a lot of money. My problem is, I can't affored to patent it. The longer I sit on it, the more I am sure it's great. Cheesy
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