amyLAchemist wrote:I would really talk to some attorneys about the difference between prosecution and litigation and transactional. That's my advice.
I have interviewed probably 10 local attys about the Atlanta market, going to GSU and what to expect from going there and the day to day for IP. The story goes like this:
- Family friend is Partner at LA firm, undergrad was ChemE at Gatech. (most of family went there)
- I got really interested and started looking up local attys I had stuff in common with
- Interviewed a bunch and looked for an internship
- Got an internship at a very small IP boutique in town
- Got a consulting gig with a bio tech. Its probably worse than the internship because the CEO just wanted someone who
could do some prior art searches for him that didnt cost him $500 an hour. So im gettin $30 an hour to do prior art
searches and read academic articles. (so nothing really too IP related except I can pick my title)
- Will be taking the patent bar next month. (learning how damn slow the PTO is)
Many of the aforementioed IP attys will be providing me with outlines and course material and I will read through that as some 0L prep (more just so I can know what to expect from classes, not to actually try and learn the material early)
I have good undergrad grades, and I think, some pretty good eng work exp. The only caveat is my "technology" major and no name school (though it has an okay rep here in Atl.)
Im on the WL at UGA, but if I got in (with the rankings jump I seriously doubt will happen) I would forfeit the good job I have and the potential money it would provide. I'm interested in transferring if its a possibility but am in no way expecting it, especially with how people ITT have been saying I'll probably end up.