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dreman510
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Patent Fairs

Postby dreman510 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:03 am

Any other ones aside from Loyola?

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby JPeavy44 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:16 am

What are these all about? I just got an email about the loyola one

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby wiseowl » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:31 am

dreman510 wrote:Any other ones aside from Loyola?


Southeastern Intellectual Property Job Fair in Atlanta, same week as Loyola

http://law.gsu.edu/careers/index/SIPJF

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby Bosque » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:14 am

From what I gather, Loyola is the big one. I am gonna be there (if I get an interview).

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby awesomepossum » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:22 am

Loyola is the big one. I actually ended up getting my upcoming summer job through the Loyola PLIP.

It's a lot of fun. It can be pretty intense, but it's very enjoyable as well.

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby A'nold » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:31 am

That's really cool that you guys have a specialty you can look to with this economy.

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby Bosque » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:53 am

A'nold wrote:That's really cool that you guys have a specialty you can look to with this economy.


Uh... thanks?

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby engineer » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:02 am

We should consider a TLS meet-up at the Loyola one

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby skiridedrive » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:29 am

Yea, I am planning on attending. Also, I have never been to Chicago so I was thinking of staying an extra day to check out the city, it would be cool to get a group together to do that.

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby A'nold » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:31 am

Bosque wrote:
A'nold wrote:That's really cool that you guys have a specialty you can look to with this economy.


Uh... thanks?


Uh.....welcome?

I'll just quietly take my unworthy BA ass and shut the door behind me as I go. :)

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby Bosque » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:38 am

A'nold wrote:
Bosque wrote:
A'nold wrote:That's really cool that you guys have a specialty you can look to with this economy.


Uh... thanks?


Uh.....welcome?

I'll just quietly take my unworthy BA ass and shut the door behind me as I go. :)


Hehehehe...

You're good people A'nold.

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby A'nold » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:39 am

Bosque wrote:
A'nold wrote:
Bosque wrote:
A'nold wrote:That's really cool that you guys have a specialty you can look to with this economy.


Uh... thanks?


Uh.....welcome?

I'll just quietly take my unworthy BA ass and shut the door behind me as I go. :)


Hehehehe...

You're good people A'nold.


:)

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby ZXCVBNM » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:55 am

it says on the loyola website that you dont have to have a patent background, although it's stronly preferred. Anyone have info on how people without patent backgrounds do at the fair? Anyone actually get an offer that way?

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby awesomepossum » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:06 pm

ZXCVBNM wrote:it says on the loyola website that you dont have to have a patent background, although it's stronly preferred. Anyone have info on how people without patent backgrounds do at the fair? Anyone actually get an offer that way?



I know a couple people who tried to get interviews without a tech background and it didn't happen.

On the other hand, it doesn't hurt to apply. After all, most schools will pay your registration fee for you. The worst thing that can happen is you simply don't get any interviews.

Keep in mind this isn't an IP interview program. They're taking people who they're expecting to do patent. While patent lit doesn't strictly speaking require a tech background, practically speaking they're not going to hire an English major to decipher patents.

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby dreman510 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:20 pm

awesomepossum wrote:Loyola is the big one. I actually ended up getting my upcoming summer job through the Loyola PLIP.

It's a lot of fun. It can be pretty intense, but it's very enjoyable as well.

How important are undergrad grades...especially in the sciences?

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby awesomepossum » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:25 pm

dreman510 wrote:
awesomepossum wrote:Loyola is the big one. I actually ended up getting my upcoming summer job through the Loyola PLIP.

It's a lot of fun. It can be pretty intense, but it's very enjoyable as well.

How important are undergrad grades...especially in the sciences?



It depends. GP firms that do patent (e.g. Kirkland, Ropes etc etc) did not me for my undergrad transcript. Patent boutiques (Fish & Richardson etc) will ask you for your undergrad grades.

Here's the thing though, they only ask you for your undergrad stuff AT the screening interview. Therefore, good undergrad grades will not GET you a screening interview. My guess is at that point, a poor undergrad record can only get you dinged. But I guess if you got into a good enough law school your grades are probably decent anyway?

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby engineer » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:24 pm

dreman510 wrote:How important are undergrad grades...especially in the sciences?


This is pure speculation, but I feel like the people who'd make the best attorneys are the ones who didn't have the A+ in organic chemistry or, my personal favorite, discrete time systems. The students with the top grades in discrete time systems could barely function socially, much less practice as an attorney.

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby engineer » Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:25 pm

awesomepossum wrote:
ZXCVBNM wrote:it says on the loyola website that you dont have to have a patent background, although it's stronly preferred. Anyone have info on how people without patent backgrounds do at the fair? Anyone actually get an offer that way?



I know a couple people who tried to get interviews without a tech background and it didn't happen.

On the other hand, it doesn't hurt to apply. After all, most schools will pay your registration fee for you. The worst thing that can happen is you simply don't get any interviews.

Keep in mind this isn't an IP interview program. They're taking people who they're expecting to do patent. While patent lit doesn't strictly speaking require a tech background, practically speaking they're not going to hire an English major to decipher patents.


REALLY?

Ugh, looks like I just wasted $35 :(

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby wiseowl » Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:05 pm

engineer wrote:
awesomepossum wrote:
ZXCVBNM wrote:it says on the loyola website that you dont have to have a patent background, although it's stronly preferred. Anyone have info on how people without patent backgrounds do at the fair? Anyone actually get an offer that way?



I know a couple people who tried to get interviews without a tech background and it didn't happen.

On the other hand, it doesn't hurt to apply. After all, most schools will pay your registration fee for you. The worst thing that can happen is you simply don't get any interviews.

Keep in mind this isn't an IP interview program. They're taking people who they're expecting to do patent. While patent lit doesn't strictly speaking require a tech background, practically speaking they're not going to hire an English major to decipher patents.


REALLY?

Ugh, looks like I just wasted $35 :(


My school reimburses rather than pays upfront. Yours may as well.

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby awesomepossum » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:19 pm

engineer wrote:
dreman510 wrote:How important are undergrad grades...especially in the sciences?


This is pure speculation, but I feel like the people who'd make the best attorneys are the ones who didn't have the A+ in organic chemistry or, my personal favorite, discrete time systems. The students with the top grades in discrete time systems could barely function socially, much less practice as an attorney.



I happened to do very well in organic chemistry. :oops:

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Re: Patent Fairs

Postby LawSchoolWannaBe » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:12 pm

engineer wrote:
dreman510 wrote:How important are undergrad grades...especially in the sciences?


This is pure speculation, but I feel like the people who'd make the best attorneys are the ones who didn't have the A+ in organic chemistry or, my personal favorite, discrete time systems. The students with the top grades in discrete time systems could barely function socially, much less practice as an attorney.


Aww, what's wrong with doing well in signal classes?




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