Interests in Patent Prosecution - ED Strategy

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collegebum1989
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Interests in Patent Prosecution - ED Strategy

Postby collegebum1989 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:40 am

3.2 engineering undergrad GPA, masters degree, 173 LSAT, 1-year WE

Looking to ED either to MVP or GW

GW has a full-tuition ED acceptance, which seems pretty amazing, but not sure if it's worth going to a lower school. I know the school has great placement in DC, and great ties to USPTO, but is going to a non-T14 school worth it for patent-bar eligible attorneys?

I was also considering ED NU, which also has the full-tuition acceptance, but obviously my numbers make me ineligible to be accepted without WL.

Goal is biglaw IP firm in either DC or New York. Minimizing debt would be great, but I also don't have much debt from undergrad so would be willing to go to a higher ranked school if its worth it.

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Re: Interests in Patent Prosecution - ED Strategy

Postby pwyoung » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:43 am

Isn't Northwestern's ED full ride now too?

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Re: Interests in Patent Prosecution - ED Strategy

Postby 09042014 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:43 am

collegebum1989 wrote:3.2 engineering undergrad GPA, masters degree, 173 LSAT, 1-year WE

Looking to ED either to MVP or GW

GW has a full-tuition ED acceptance, which seems pretty amazing, but not sure if it's worth going to a lower school. I know the school has great placement in DC, and great ties to USPTO, but is going to a non-T14 school worth it for patent-bar eligible attorneys?

I was also considering ED NU, which also has the full-tuition acceptance, but obviously my numbers make me ineligible to be accepted without WL.

Goal is biglaw IP firm in either DC or New York. Minimizing debt would be great, but I also don't have much debt from undergrad so would be willing to go to a higher ranked school if its worth it.


GW ED is TCR move.

For Patent Pros GWU is probably almost as good at T14. They just don't care that much about your school. Hell, see if GWU will let you ED the night classes and find a patent agent job.

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Re: Interests in Patent Prosecution - ED Strategy

Postby collegebum1989 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:54 am

pwyoung wrote:Isn't Northwestern's ED full ride now too?


Yes, but from what I understand, its to attract students with the numbers to get into MVP by offering them the full-ride, so I think I would be deferred to RD if I EDed with my numbers.

Second, is it possible to ED two places at once? I was thinking EDing to GWU and Penn/UVA...but I just can't decide. Part of me really wants to go to a T14, but still not be trapped in all the debt either.

Also, even though I have an advantage for prosecution, I'm also interested in litigation. Will not going to a T14 hurt in the long-run?

EDIT: LSN shows that most of the ED admits to GW with similar numbers were admitted in RD, which means they were ineligible for the scholarship. Seems like GW uses the same tactic as Northwestern and just admits ED applicants who are beyond both medians and defers the rest (especially splitters) to RD.

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Re: Interests in Patent Prosecution - ED Strategy

Postby cahwc12 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:52 am

Desert Fox wrote:
collegebum1989 wrote:3.2 engineering undergrad GPA, masters degree, 173 LSAT, 1-year WE

Looking to ED either to MVP or GW

GW has a full-tuition ED acceptance, which seems pretty amazing, but not sure if it's worth going to a lower school. I know the school has great placement in DC, and great ties to USPTO, but is going to a non-T14 school worth it for patent-bar eligible attorneys?

I was also considering ED NU, which also has the full-tuition acceptance, but obviously my numbers make me ineligible to be accepted without WL.

Goal is biglaw IP firm in either DC or New York. Minimizing debt would be great, but I also don't have much debt from undergrad so would be willing to go to a higher ranked school if its worth it.


GW ED is TCR move.

For Patent Pros GWU is probably almost as good at T14. They just don't care that much about your school. Hell, see if GWU will let you ED the night classes and find a patent agent job.



How about for California?

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Re: Interests in Patent Prosecution - ED Strategy

Postby 09042014 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:58 pm

cahwc12 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
collegebum1989 wrote:3.2 engineering undergrad GPA, masters degree, 173 LSAT, 1-year WE

Looking to ED either to MVP or GW

GW has a full-tuition ED acceptance, which seems pretty amazing, but not sure if it's worth going to a lower school. I know the school has great placement in DC, and great ties to USPTO, but is going to a non-T14 school worth it for patent-bar eligible attorneys?

I was also considering ED NU, which also has the full-tuition acceptance, but obviously my numbers make me ineligible to be accepted without WL.

Goal is biglaw IP firm in either DC or New York. Minimizing debt would be great, but I also don't have much debt from undergrad so would be willing to go to a higher ranked school if its worth it.


GW ED is TCR move.

For Patent Pros GWU is probably almost as good at T14. They just don't care that much about your school. Hell, see if GWU will let you ED the night classes and find a patent agent job.



How about for California?


Good question, but I'm not sure.




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