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(Message started by: biotech on Mar 2nd, 2007, 9:16am)

Title: non-PhD patent agents
Post by biotech on Mar 2nd, 2007, 9:16am
???
Does anybody know of any biopharmas/law firms that hire non-phd patent agents?

I passed the patent bar years ago and have 5 years experience in the IP field. I am an expert at sequence listings and sequence searching. I have experience searching on STN for FTO's, patentability etc..

There has to be some place that cares about skill/effort more than a piece of paper...

Title: Re: non-PhD patent agents
Post by biopico on Mar 2nd, 2007, 3:05pm
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on 03/02/07 at 09:16:05, biotech wrote:
???
Does anybody know of any biopharmas/law firms that hire non-phd patent agents?

I passed the patent bar years ago and have 5 years experience in the IP field. I am an expert at sequence listings and sequence searching. I have experience searching on STN for FTO's, patentability etc..

There has to be some place that cares about skill/effort more than a piece of paper...


Title: Re: non-PhD patent agents
Post by chemichael on Mar 4th, 2007, 5:06pm

on 03/02/07 at 09:16:05, biotech wrote:
???
Does anybody know of any biopharmas/law firms that hire non-phd patent agents?

I passed the patent bar years ago and have 5 years experience in the IP field. I am an expert at sequence listings and sequence searching. I have experience searching on STN for FTO's, patentability etc..

There has to be some place that cares about skill/effort more than a piece of paper...


I'd like to think that 6 years of lab work got me more than just a piece of paper.  If that is all you think a PhD is...you have alot to learn.



Title: Re: non-PhD patent agents
Post by Wiscagent on Mar 5th, 2007, 7:15am
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Title: Re: non-PhD patent agents
Post by forest on Mar 5th, 2007, 8:53am

on 03/04/07 at 17:06:20, chemichael wrote:
I'd like to think that 6 years of lab work got me more than just a piece of paper.  If that is all you think a PhD is...you have alot to learn.



I feel the same way.

Title: Re: non-PhD patent agents
Post by biotech on Mar 6th, 2007, 10:16am

on 03/05/07 at 08:53:39, forest wrote:
I feel the same way.



Since I have PHD friends and I work with them regularly, I naturally didnt mean to insult PHDs. The bell curve is everywhere in nature. I've worked with phd's who are brilliant and those who are non-brilliant. The fact is more and more people in science want IP careers since the pay is king. The fact remains that to many people, a PHD is just a piece of paper they get along the way to their real goal - which is a career in patent law. I have been told by patent practitioners that phd candidates are now having to lie about wanting to go into IP - they should say their ultimate goal is to work in research. I have been told academia HATES losing phds to IP.
Again, I am sorry that I referred to a phd as a 'piece of paper', as I am sure many of the readers here (in addition to my friends) suffered in order to get it.

Title: Re: non-PhD patent agents
Post by chemichael on Mar 6th, 2007, 12:51pm
Biotech,

Apology accepted.  I may have overreacted a bit.  However, I have seen that comments several times (including on this forum) and after awhile it gets a bit frustrating.  My experience has been that a Ph.D. is almost essential to do prosecution work in the biotech field (this includes chemists who work in a practice groups that does alot of biotech work).  I have heard that some practice groups that are more trad. chemistry do not need Ph.Ds.  Just my two cents....



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