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Author Topic: When to take the Patent Bar?  (Read 880 times)

dallin_packard

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When to take the Patent Bar?
« on: 10-17-17 at 02:27 pm »

I am an EE student and will graduate mid August and will rush to law school weeks after. My question is: Is it worth it for me to take the patent bar at the beginning of my 1L year? I will be ready to take it as soon as I graduate with my EE, but my diploma won't be in for a month or so, so I wouldn't be able to take it until law school has begun. Would it put me in a significantly better position for internships if I have already passed the patent bar?
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MYK

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Re: When to take the Patent Bar?
« Reply #1 on: 10-17-17 at 02:36 pm »

Would it put me in a significantly better position for internships if I have already passed the patent bar?
Yes.
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"The life of a patent solicitor has always been a hard one."  Judge Giles Rich, Application of Ruschig, 379 F.2d 990.

Disclaimer: not only am I not a lawyer, I'm not your lawyer.  Therefore, this does not constitute legal advice.

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Re: When to take the Patent Bar?
« Reply #2 on: 10-17-17 at 03:44 pm »

Caveat - yes, but not at the risk of lower 1L grades, which are significantly more important than grades in 2L/3L.

So don't split your attention first year, unless you're sure you can handle it.  While as an EE-JD the current indications are that you'd be in demand in any event, being near the top of your 1L class opens opportunities for your consideration that you won't get if you aren't at the top of your class.
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Re: When to take the Patent Bar?
« Reply #3 on: 10-17-17 at 04:40 pm »

I will be mostly if not completely ready for the exam right when law school starts, so I would just need to take the test during a random day, or during a weekend.
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Re: When to take the Patent Bar?
« Reply #4 on: 10-18-17 at 11:16 am »

Ah, no worries then.  Good fortunes!
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