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Re: Career Change - Patent Bar Worthwhile?
« Reply #5 on: Jul 2nd, 2006, 8:45am »
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I decided to attend law school as a [late] second career.  I wasn't sure what area I want to practice in, but took the patent bar because I had a summer off near the end of my law school.  It turned out to be the best move I've ever made in this area.  It opened up all kinds of opportunities I would not have had at "my age".  But, it's got to be something you like, or it's not worth it.  I also think the patent bar and some prosecution experience help in lititation.  Reverse holds true, also.
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Re: Career Change - Patent Bar Worthwhile?
« Reply #6 on: Jul 5th, 2006, 5:58pm »
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on Jun 10th, 2006, 1:27pm, M.Duffy wrote:
I have a general question about taking the patent bar post law school that I hope someone ‘out there’ can shed some light on.
First, my background: MS in Biology with 2 years post undergraduate experience working in microbiology. Graduated from law school in 2002 (LS is ranked in the 20-30 range according to US News). Currently working for the Federal Government as an appellate attorney before an Article I court.  Recently I’ve been thinking about taking the patent bar.
Considering I’ve been out of law school for almost 4 years and haven’t been practicing patent law – would taking the patent bar at this point be useless in helping me get a patent law position in the private sector?
 
Thanks in advance.

 
If you get a kick out of innovation, you will think it is pretty exciting.  It can be quite challenging learning a new art and trying to protect it, of course there are some limits to that.  On the other side, being presented with variations on the same theme may get somewhat tedious.
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