Does a B.S. In Economics make you desirable for IP?

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Northeast
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Does a B.S. In Economics make you desirable for IP?

Postby Northeast » Sun May 22, 2011 4:28 pm

I am looking at my options for law school. Does a B.S. in Economics make one a desirable candidate for IP law?

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Re: Does a B.S. In Economics make you desirable for IP?

Postby dr123 » Sun May 22, 2011 4:28 pm

no

Northeast
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Re: Does a B.S. In Economics make you desirable for IP?

Postby Northeast » Sun May 22, 2011 4:31 pm

dr123 wrote:no



Why is that? I thought a math/science background opened doors to IP?

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Re: Does a B.S. In Economics make you desirable for IP?

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun May 22, 2011 4:38 pm

Northeast wrote:
dr123 wrote:no



Why is that? I thought a math/science background opened doors to IP?


Engineering or hard science, like chemistry or physics. Economics is a social science.

http://www.patentbarstudy.com/exam/qualifications.html
http://www.uspto.gov/ip/boards/oed/grb.pdf

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Re: Does a B.S. In Economics make you desirable for IP?

Postby Cupidity » Sun May 22, 2011 4:38 pm

Northeast wrote:
dr123 wrote:no



Why is that? I thought a math/science background opened doors to IP?


Exactly

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Re: Does a B.S. In Economics make you desirable for IP?

Postby coldshoulder » Sun May 22, 2011 4:40 pm

Cupidity wrote:
Northeast wrote:
dr123 wrote:no



Why is that? I thought a math/science background opened doors to IP?


Exactly

+1. Economics is not math or hard science. You don't get a patent for your macroeconomics projections.

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Re: Does a B.S. In Economics make you desirable for IP?

Postby bdubs » Sun May 22, 2011 4:46 pm

Math, also, does not qualify you for the patent bar. See the links posted by Rinkrat for a more detailed explanation

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Re: Does a B.S. In Economics make you desirable for IP?

Postby johnnyutah » Sun May 22, 2011 4:55 pm

No.

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Re: Does a B.S. In Economics make you desirable for IP?

Postby Corwin » Sun May 22, 2011 5:34 pm

No, and in fact just a B.Sc in a hard science or engineering usually doesn't either. Although you can still take the patent bar.

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Re: Does a B.S. In Economics make you desirable for IP?

Postby 09042014 » Sun May 22, 2011 5:41 pm

Corwin wrote:No, and in fact just a B.Sc in a hard science or engineering usually doesn't either. Although you can still take the patent bar.


For engineering a BS is enough.

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Re: Does a B.S. In Economics make you desirable for IP?

Postby 8ballistic » Mon May 23, 2011 5:33 pm

I spend a lot of time doing independent pharmacological studies, will this qualify me to take the patent bar?

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Re: Does a B.S. In Economics make you desirable for IP?

Postby bdubs » Mon May 23, 2011 5:34 pm

8ballistic wrote:I spend a lot of time doing independent pharmacological studies, will this qualify me to take the patent bar?


Make sure to ask during your C&F interview.

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Re: Does a B.S. In Economics make you desirable for IP?

Postby 09042014 » Mon May 23, 2011 5:35 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Corwin wrote:No, and in fact just a B.Sc in a hard science or engineering usually doesn't either. Although you can still take the patent bar.


For engineering a BS is enough.


Totally jinxed myself with this post. Got dinged by a loyola patent fair firm for not having a MS.

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Re: Does a B.S. In Economics make you desirable for IP?

Postby aliarrow » Mon May 23, 2011 5:36 pm

8ballistic wrote:I spend a lot of time doing independent pharmacological studies, will this qualify me to take the patent bar?


lol no.




I see what you did there.

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Re: Does a B.S. In Economics make you desirable for IP?

Postby 071816 » Mon May 23, 2011 5:36 pm

Northeast wrote:I am looking at my options for law school. Does a B.S. in Economics make one a desirable candidate for IP law?


"IP" is such a fucking broad concept. You're going to have to be more specific. Patents, copyrights, trademarks?

Edit: It doesn't matter. The answer is no.

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Re: Does a B.S. In Economics make you desirable for IP?

Postby 8ballistic » Mon May 23, 2011 5:42 pm

coldshoulder wrote:+1. Economics is not math or hard science. You don't get a patent for your macroeconomics projections.

Bilski v. Kappos actually leaves this door open. Not that there is any demand for lawyers to patent projection models.

Also, why would C&F care that I feed my pet mice aspirin?




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