Patent Bar exam without a JD

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Patent Bar exam without a JD

Postby regulator » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:04 am

i was recently told that i could take the patent bar exam even though i don't have a JD (Bachelor's in chemical engineering).

i googled a bit, and it appears that this is true. however, assuming i were to take and pass the exam, what - if anything - would this allow me to do? wouldn't i still need a JD to practice patent law? would passing the patent bar exam give me any leg up in any other career field (or open up any job opportunities)? thanks for any advice

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Re: Patent Bar exam without a JD

Postby wiseowl » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:17 am

you can be a patent agent without a JD. their sole job is to prosecute patents (write them and hash them out with the PTO). they can't litigate or do anything involving legal advice.

it's not a bad gig but there isn't as much demand for them as there used to be. pay varies a lot but could top out at 75-80k pre-ITE. ... torney.htm

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