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Re: Bidding strategy for loyola patent interview program

Postby Big Shrimpin » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:41 pm

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Re: Bidding strategy for loyola patent interview program

Postby dreman510 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:18 am

Is it the general consensus that if you have no connection to a city (like LA/SF) its unwise to bid there?

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Re: Bidding strategy for loyola patent interview program

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:46 pm

dreman510 wrote:Is it the general consensus that if you have no connection to a city (like LA/SF) its unwise to bid there?


+1.

I am curious about this as well. I have strong connections to the Bay Area but some IP firms only hire bio-chem majors for their Boston/DC/NY offices. I am wondering whether I should bid for SF/SV offices for local connections and strong desire to work there or Boston/NY offices because their slight preferences given to biochem majors.

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Re: Bidding strategy for loyola patent interview program

Postby dood » Fri May 07, 2010 6:36 am

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Re: Bidding strategy for loyola patent interview program

Postby 270910 » Fri May 07, 2010 8:58 am

dood wrote:My bidding strategy was to focus on CA only, even though I wouldn't mind working in NY or DC. I figure the firms that were offering interviews for DC would be at GW OCI and I could just hit them up then. Seems like a good strategy, right?

I hedged my bids:
- Didn't bid on any firm that specifically stated "top xx% required" (which I didn't have)
- Bid on about 10 "reach" firms, based on V50 and "top xx% preferred"
- Bid on about 10 IP boutiques or big firms with big IP practices, mixed lit./prosc.
- Bid on 3 "backups" outside of V100

I figure this will also be a good gage for fall OCI; if I strike out big time at Loyola, I can readjust at OCI.

Comments? Suggestions?


Do you have ridiculous UG credentials or something?

Maybe I'm just not well attuned to the patent fair selectivity world, but based on what you've posted about your school/first semester performance I don't see how you're in a ITE position to be bidding with only 3 'backups' outside of the v100.

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Re: Bidding strategy for loyola patent interview program

Postby j.hodgman » Fri May 07, 2010 12:21 pm

tagging for future reference.

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Re: Bidding strategy for loyola patent interview program

Postby wiseowl » Fri May 07, 2010 12:29 pm

well, the employer list for the Atlanta Southeastern IP Fair is out...

9 employers.

ugh.

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Re: Bidding strategy for loyola patent interview program

Postby dood » Fri May 07, 2010 3:28 pm

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Re: Bidding strategy for loyola patent interview program

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 08, 2010 12:53 am

How many interviews do you think we can expect to get?

My grades are not great, but I'm at a good law school and I'm eligible for the patent bar.

Also, not that I should be applying to them, but what do you think are the "best firms" from the list of firms. I applied the the ones with the largest number of patent attorneys:
http://www.averyindex.com/top_patent_firms.php

Is this a bad idea?

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Re: Bidding strategy for loyola patent interview program

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Sat May 08, 2010 1:21 am

Bidding strategy? Just remember to stay at your nash equilibrium

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Re: Bidding strategy for loyola patent interview program

Postby Leeroy Jenkins » Sat May 08, 2010 1:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:How many interviews do you think we can expect to get?

My grades are not great, but I'm at a good law school and I'm eligible for the patent bar.

Also, not that I should be applying to them, but what do you think are the "best firms" from the list of firms. I applied the the ones with the largest number of patent attorneys:
http://www.averyindex.com/top_patent_firms.php

Is this a bad idea?

It is if you either aren't at a school not as good as GW, or don't have a 3.5+ UG, or don't have Ph.D., or aren't top 20% of your LS class

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Re: Bidding strategy for loyola patent interview program

Postby notyou » Sat May 08, 2010 3:33 am

Do you guys think not having a summer job is going to be a huge negative at the fair?

I have an MSEE, work experience, and good grades at a T1, but the legal economy where I am is horrific and thus I have no internship. I've basically been competing with 2Ls for internships and the results haven't been too nice. I finished some interviews that went extremely well, but I was told that I was the only 1L they were interviewing so I'm not exactly holding my breath here.

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Re: Bidding strategy for loyola patent interview program

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 08, 2010 5:06 pm

Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How many interviews do you think we can expect to get?

My grades are not great, but I'm at a good law school and I'm eligible for the patent bar.

Also, not that I should be applying to them, but what do you think are the "best firms" from the list of firms. I applied the the ones with the largest number of patent attorneys:
http://www.averyindex.com/top_patent_firms.php

Is this a bad idea?

It is if you either aren't at a school not as good as GW, or don't have a 3.5+ UG, or don't have Ph.D., or aren't top 20% of your LS class


Hi it's me, as an Anonymous User again (sorry to be shady, but I think I am one of the the only person from my school going to the patent fair so it will make me really obvious). My undergrad GPA is good >3.8, and my law school is top ten. But I'm not in the top 20% of my law school class.

Are the big firms or the small firms the ones hardest to get an offer from? I figured the bigger patent law firms (the one from the list above), especially, if they were not prestigious firms outside of patents, would be the easiest (since they will give the most offers). Is the wrong?

What are the most prestigious patent firms? Are they also the hardest to get?

I don't really know much about this stuff. I want to apply to some competitive firms and some less so, I just don't really know how to do that properly.

Thanks!

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Re: Bidding strategy for loyola patent interview program

Postby rayiner » Sat May 08, 2010 6:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:How many interviews do you think we can expect to get?

My grades are not great, but I'm at a good law school and I'm eligible for the patent bar.

Also, not that I should be applying to them, but what do you think are the "best firms" from the list of firms. I applied the the ones with the largest number of patent attorneys:
http://www.averyindex.com/top_patent_firms.php

Is this a bad idea?

It is if you either aren't at a school not as good as GW, or don't have a 3.5+ UG, or don't have Ph.D., or aren't top 20% of your LS class


Hi it's me, as an Anonymous User again (sorry to be shady, but I think I am one of the the only person from my school going to the patent fair so it will make me really obvious). My undergrad GPA is good >3.8, and my law school is top ten. But I'm not in the top 20% of my law school class.

Are the big firms or the small firms the ones hardest to get an offer from? I figured the bigger patent law firms (the one from the list above), especially, if they were not prestigious firms outside of patents, would be the easiest (since they will give the most offers). Is the wrong?

What are the most prestigious patent firms? Are they also the hardest to get?

I don't really know much about this stuff. I want to apply to some competitive firms and some less so, I just don't really know how to do that properly.

Thanks!


The bigger more prestigious firms are doing better and thus hiring more people ITE. Don't overreach, but don't just focus on less competitive firms because they don't have a lot of spots.

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Re: Bidding strategy for loyola patent interview program

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 08, 2010 7:01 pm

Aren't you running out of time here? 32 bids is a lot dude...just bid on places you'd want to work.

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Re: Bidding strategy for loyola patent interview program

Postby dood » Sat May 08, 2010 8:30 pm

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