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Patent Lawyer Possible?
« on: Oct 5th, 2006, 10:07am »
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I am a patent examiner at the USPTO. I have a BSME from University of Texas @ Austin (don't know if that really matters). I would like to become a Patent Lawyer.
 
By the time I would actually become one, I would idealy have worked at the USPTO at least 8-10 years and some of those years be a Patent Agent.  
 
I was wondering if having a J.D and BSME would be good enough to get a GOOD job at a firm, and assuming I'm perfect at it become a partner. I know it really just depends on the firm, but I was just wondering.
 
Also what is the average salary of a patent lawyer at a private firm versus not private.
 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!
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Re: Patent Lawyer Possible?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 5th, 2006, 10:31am »
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I have BSME with top notch grades, a JD with good grades from a top tier school, state bar and patent bar, but no experience.  
 
I am having a tough time getting a job, but I believe it's only because I lack experience.  In your case you should have no problem, especially if you go to a top school and get good grades.
 
By the way, would you mind chiming in about how the bonus structure works for examiners at the PTO?
 
-Thanks and good luck
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Re: Patent Lawyer Possible?
« Reply #2 on: Oct 5th, 2006, 10:33am »
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UT-Austin is one of top schools in many areas. Many years of exp in USPTO and you want to become an IP lawyer.
 
As long as you get into a good law school and graduate with good GPAs, I don't see why you wouldn't get a terrific job since you have all the key elements qualified for it.
 
It was my opinion.
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 5th, 2006, 4:21pm »
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McCalist I think the problem is the ME degree.  It is not a good time for MEs right now.  I will graduate from a tier 1 law school and am not having a lot of luck with the job search either.  I do know that everyone of my friends with comp eng or electrical eng degrees have gotten offers.  
 
I fear I may have to return to eng school to get a BSEE Sad
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