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kdcui
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Patent / IP Law - B.S. or M.S.?
« on: Dec 28th, 2007, 11:53am »
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I recently graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering.  I am currently working as a controls engineer for a small company. I am considering Law School, as I have become interested in IP law and I know quite a few former classmates who have moved to that area as well (or are at least studying).  
 
I'm trying to evaluate my options; at the moment I am thinking to work for a couple years to get some experience, then head to law school.  However, my uncle who is in IP has is MS in EE, and is of the opinion I may find it hard to break into the area without a Masters.
 
If I do chose to go into patent law, would I be better off working then getting MS, then to law school, or will my BS suffice?
 
Also, what are thoughts on going straight to law school after a BS, without any work experience in between?
 
If I do pursue law, should I go for a JD?  I have seen Masters in IP as well....
 
Thanks!
 
PS. I should add that I had a 3.5 GPA and graduated through the honors program, if that means anything...Have not taken LSAT as of yet.
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Re: Patent / IP Law - B.S. or M.S.?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 28th, 2007, 3:08pm »
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on Dec 28th, 2007, 11:53am, kdcui wrote:
what are thoughts on going straight to law school after a BS, without any work experience in between?

 
I have seen IP attorney(s) with BS and JD.  I would say it depends on your capability.  In general, I would get MS and then try to go to law school.
 
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