Intellectual Property Law

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theduffman
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Intellectual Property Law

Postby theduffman » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:44 pm

The best rankings I've seen are as follows:

http://premium.usnews.com/best-graduate ... w-rankings

Would it really be better to go to Cardozo or Houston over Harvard/Yale/Columbia if I want to do IP law? I guess I'm specifically asking if anyone has any insight into the criteria by which the US news and world report ranks these schools and whether there are alternative rankings.

Also I have had people tell me that to really succeed doing patent law you need to have an engineering bachelors - is there any truth to this?

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Re: Intellectual Property Law

Postby kalvano » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:39 pm

theduffman wrote:The best rankings I've seen are as follows:

http://premium.usnews.com/best-graduate ... w-rankings


Those don't matter.

theduffman wrote:Would it really be better to go to Cardozo or Houston over Harvard/Yale/Columbia if I want to do IP law?


Hell no.

theduffman wrote:I guess I'm specifically asking if anyone has any insight into the criteria by which the US news and world report ranks these schools and whether there are alternative rankings.


Yes, you can find a breakdown of how they rank schools. Don't bother looking, it doesn't matter. Secondary ranking are like a prize for coming in last.

theduffman wrote:Also I have had people tell me that to really succeed doing patent law you need to have an engineering bachelors - is there any truth to this?


You'll need it to pass the patent bar and do "hard" IP work. Most IP firms won't look at you if you don't have a hard science background.




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