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What to do for patent if you strike out at OCI?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:54 pm

What are the other options?

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Re: What to do for patent if you strike out at OCI?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:55 pm

Kill self. Work for USPTO or try.

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Re: What to do for patent if you strike out at OCI?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:Kill self. Work for USPTO or try.

Is that a tough job to get?

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Re: What to do for patent if you strike out at OCI?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:10 am

To be honest, I don't know all the details. I worked in IP for a few years, but not in the patent department. The reason I suggested it, is that there should be numerous legal jobs available here. Good hours, solid pay, etc. If you were top 1/3 I'd imagine you'd have a shot...

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Re: What to do for patent if you strike out at OCI?

Postby dood » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:58 am

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Re: What to do for patent if you strike out at OCI?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:19 pm

dood wrote:USPTO job is not easy to get in this economy - according to friends who are examiners/part-time students and summer intern/full-time students at GW. And they only very recently (last spring) opened up apps for examiners again. If you couldn't land a small IP firm boutique, you will have problems with USPTO.

My advice: pass the patent bar, spam every firm, even the ones with 3-4 people, on Kathy's "hot sheet" of IP practitioners in whatever area you're in.


Tried looking up the hot list, but I cant find it. Anyone have a copy?

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Re: What to do for patent if you strike out at OCI?

Postby dood » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:20 pm

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Re: What to do for patent if you strike out at OCI?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:23 pm

I think that it might be too early to contact smaller firms. Every one I've contacted has said that they're not looking for anyone right now.




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