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 on: 02-15-18 at 01:15 am 
Started by dbmax - Last post by mersenne
I don't know of one (I hope somebody else does, and posts instructions!) but what I do is prefix case identifiers with "zzz" to get them to appear at the end of the sorted list.  ("yyy" is for cases that are allowed, but still have something I have to watch for -- maintenance fees and the like.)

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 on: 02-15-18 at 12:12 am 
Started by oxfordrama - Last post by Tobmapsatonmi
I don't know why you need to be such a dickhead to new posters asking earnest questions.

Does it somehow make you feel superior, from your vast vantage at your self-vaunted F-10 corporate job?

I have no idea what kind of job Tommy has or if he even has one at all. But people like him never get very far, so he is probably sitting in some crap hole somewhere. The only thing I can say for sure, besides the fact that he is a little man who should probably get some help, is that contrary to what he thinks, he does not know much about patent law at all. Seriously.

Just ignore Tommy. Yes, dickhead is a good name for him, if not a compliment given what he really is.


Hate sockie posts like this; sometimes wonder if they're not promulgated by the subject to elicit objections.  Especially when they come from a brand new account.

In any event, and if so: Other than being a dickhead sometimes to new posters, what you write is incorrect.  TP is obviously a recognized expert in patent law and has also obviously had significant success in his career.

Doesn't mean he should get a pass for being an asshat toward newcomers, though.


ETA:

(1) Damn, it disappeared almost as fast as it appeared. If I hadn't happened to capture it in a "quote", I'd be asking if it actually happened.

(2) Looks like I may have hit the motive on the head.


 73 
 on: 02-14-18 at 11:42 pm 
Started by oxfordrama - Last post by fewyearsin
To follow up what NJ Patent says above:

If this is your dream, it is a long road with not much room for error.  Top of the class 1L year gets you law review, maybe a rare summer position, staying top of the class gets you clerkship opportunities, and law review and clerkships get you top firm job offers.  Then you keep working hard for several years and get your shot. It's not impossible, but it's a lot of work. 

Not a spam bot (Tobmapsotonmi) is just giving you some cold-water reality, for most people, there is little connection between what they want to do going into law school and what they do when they graduate, let alone 5-10 years after graduation.

 74 
 on: 02-14-18 at 11:18 pm 
Started by oxfordrama - Last post by Tobmapsatonmi
Very few get to make a career of stuffing their snouts in the patent litigation trough.  My advice is:  stop day dreaming and get realistic.  But first, remove your head from your rectum and breathe some fresh air.


I don't know why you need to be such a dickhead to new posters asking earnest questions.

Does it somehow make you feel superior, from your vast vantage at your self-vaunted F-10 corporate job?

 75 
 on: 02-14-18 at 11:09 pm 
Started by oxfordrama - Last post by NJ Patent1
To paraphrase/summarize (I think) what others have typed:  “before you get to stick your nose in the trough, you gotta get a seat at the trough.”  You want to make gobs of $$$ as a patent litigator?  You need to land a job at a firm that pays “Cravath bonuses”, for which there will be lots of completion, and then survive the first year or two.  What you will do as a first or second year in “big law” will be quite unglamorous (but well paid).  If you make it to year 3, you might get the chance to carry a briefcase, sit-in on a deposition, prepare a witness for a dep, maybe even conduct a dep for a witness deemed of lesser interest (gotta start somewhere).  Exceptions always possible. But you gotta pay your dues.
 
You are years out from the bar exam.  Stay near top of your class, make law review, and land a federal clerkship with a judge that hears lots of patent cases.  A BS in ChemE might be of some help. But the clerkship will carry more weight. 

IMO your head is not necessarily completely up your anal aperture.  Not untypical dreams.  Reality can throw some cold water on them.
 
BTW patent litigation is not the only way to make gobs of $$$ in law.

 76 
 on: 02-14-18 at 09:24 pm 
Started by oxfordrama - Last post by fewyearsin
As an FYI -

If you want to do litigation, you're competing against everybody.  Your science background is only a slight help.  I've even seen firms that specifically hire NON-scientific people as litigators to clearly divide the work, patent attorneys do the prep work, and litigators do the litigating.  Whereas if you want to do prosecution, your science background is essential, and you are competing with far, far fewer other people.

As always, good luck!

 77 
 on: 02-14-18 at 09:16 pm 
Started by JTripodo - Last post by snapshot
yea 7-10. Looks like I may get a 9 instead...if that change goes through it'll be lower but a negligible difference that I can live with.

Just be aware that your production quota will be higher starting as a 9 than it will be as a 7.

 78 
 on: 02-14-18 at 08:34 pm 
Started by JTripodo - Last post by MYK
I'm in the private sector and I'm not overjoyed.  Mostly just embarrassed that we elected a giant toddler as president.
Well, you've got another seven years left to embrace the winning.  I'll keep thinking positive thoughts for ya. :)

 79 
 on: 02-14-18 at 08:03 pm 
Started by JTripodo - Last post by nsbe22
yea 7-10. Looks like I may get a 9 instead...if that change goes through it'll be lower but a negligible difference that I can live with.


Was it a step 8 at least?  If they offered less than a step 8, it may be worth your time to make a quick call and ask them to increase the offer to more closely match your previous salary (they can only do so much, even a step 10 is probably way low for you).  You need evidence (e.g., tax returns) to show your higher previous salary, and they aren't always willing/able to change the offer.

The plus side, if you plan to stay as an examiner and are willing to work hard (or at least work average), you can get a grade increase each year up to GS-13, then 2 years for GS-14, which is pretty quick progression with clearly designated goals for each promotion.  So 5 years from now things may look much better, if you can hold out that long.


Also, to the next poster, the reason I took a huge pay cut was for the stability and for the mid-long run, the 5-10 year period at the office is kind of the sweet spot of good salary, easy(ish) job, and lots of flexibility and guaranteed time off.  It's a life decision more than a career decision.  Honestly, the first couple years I had so much free time outside of work I didn't know what to do with myself for a while.  It's so easy at some jobs to get caught up in working all the time that you forget that these are the best/healthiest years of your life, and you don't actually have to spend them as a 24/7 slave to your job.  The PTO pays enough to live on, though you'll never be rich.  C'est la vie.

 80 
 on: 02-14-18 at 08:01 pm 
Started by ward00 - Last post by ward00
I have a client for who I obtained a notice of allowance in 6 months.  I have not paid the issue fee yet.

After notifying the client he woke up and changed his initial objection to paying fees for a PCT filing. 

The problem being is that he woke up 12 months and 1 day after the provisional for the application was filed. 

There is no publication in the app yet since it issued so quick. 

I know that he has right to a priority claim to the date of filing of the provisional.

However, in view of the fact that there has been no publication yet, if I file the PCT, can the provisional or the non-published and allowed application be used against any PCT application that gets filed? 

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