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Free Lance Patent Agent?
« on: Feb 24th, 2006, 10:10am »
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Hello All,
 
I'm a BSEE in the NY City area with a long history in computer consulting. I'm considering taking the patent bar exam, but my primary concern is the apparent lack of jobs for entry level patent agents. There are very few patent agent jobs listed on the job boards like Monster.com, etc. I do not have a long full time employment history, making it difficult to obtain full time positions.
 
Any advice on the following would be greatly appreciated.
 
How feasible is it for inexperienced patent agents to obtain free lance or "overflow" patent drafting work?
 
Are there free lance patent drafting projects listed on any of the Internet job or project boards?
 
If a new patent agent needs some "hands on experience" without working for the USPTO, would any of the USPTO offices have libraries or facilities where one could receive assistance while doing independent study of patent office practices?
 
Thanks.
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Re: Free Lance Patent Agent?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 26th, 2006, 8:33am »
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I've gotten the impression from a few patent agents/attorneys that getting the first two years of experience at a firm is key. When you initially start out, you may be able to prosecute a patent, but whether or not it would be worth more than the paper it is written on is questionable.
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