I am in the midst of dilemma of obtaining patent trainee position at any of the law firms in my areas. Currently I reside in Canada and graduated with a Honors Mechanical Engineering degree in conjunction with patent experiences 3 years ago which I doubt it is credential in the eyes of PTO office. In Canada, it is required to have 1 year experience in the field before I am eligible to write the PTO exam. Unlike in the USA, I can administer the USPTO exam registration without any direct patent experiences. Thus, I am planning to write the USPTO exam this summer as a foreigner. Has anyone or Canadian went through the similar experiences before?
It is a catch22 scenario for me to get into the patent field since I don't have any direct patent expereinces recently yet I have some knowledge in this field. I have no choice but to write the USPTO exam such that if I succeed obtaining the US Patent agent registeration, I can better market myself.
Your opinion is much appreciate.