IP -George Mason v. GW

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IP -George Mason v. GW

Postby anymooseposter » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:41 pm

Hello! First time poster here. I wanted to get some feedback.

I want to do IP, and my undergrad is in Electrical Engineering Technology. How would you rank Mason's IP program verses GW?

I know GW is top 3 for IP, but is it worth the extra cost?

Kind Regards.

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ColtsFan88
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Re: IP -George Mason v. GW

Postby ColtsFan88 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:13 am

I can't speak for GMU, but IP GWU students seem to do very, very well compared to their peers.

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Re: IP -George Mason v. GW

Postby Pendulum » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:13 am

If you're in-state and want to do Patent Prosecution in DC, I'd go to GMU over GW. If you're out of state, if you can get into GW, you might be able to get a scholly at GMU.

If you're interested in patent litigation, I'd probably take GW, because they have more biglaw firms with patent litigation groups that come to interview on campus. However, litigation is quite selective, and if you don't have decent grades at any school, you'll be shut out.

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Re: IP -George Mason v. GW

Postby handsonthewheel » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:03 pm

Pendulum wrote:If you're in-state and want to do Patent Prosecution in DC, I'd go to GMU over GW. If you're out of state, if you can get into GW, you might be able to get a scholly at GMU.


Why would one go to law school at all to do a job that doesn't require a law degree?

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Re: IP -George Mason v. GW

Postby pugilistjd » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:57 pm

If you have the tech background to do patent law, you should go wherever is cheapest. Firms tend to care less about school prestige when it comes to patent lawyers.

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Re: IP -George Mason v. GW

Postby GTSkillz » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:01 pm

To get paid more, have the ability to do other work like licensing, opinion work, etc., to have a chance at partnership...

handsonthewheel wrote:
Pendulum wrote:If you're in-state and want to do Patent Prosecution in DC, I'd go to GMU over GW. If you're out of state, if you can get into GW, you might be able to get a scholly at GMU.


Why would one go to law school at all to do a job that doesn't require a law degree?

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Re: IP -George Mason v. GW

Postby handsonthewheel » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:50 am

GTSkillz wrote:To get paid more, have the ability to do other work like licensing, opinion work, etc., to have a chance at partnership...

handsonthewheel wrote:
Pendulum wrote:If you're in-state and want to do Patent Prosecution in DC, I'd go to GMU over GW. If you're out of state, if you can get into GW, you might be able to get a scholly at GMU.


Why would one go to law school at all to do a job that doesn't require a law degree?


I mistook a response as the OP and thought they were just interested in prosecution.

Nevermind me.




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