Am I IPSECURE?

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dltripledouble
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Am I IPSECURE?

Postby dltripledouble » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:11 am

In general, what qualifications do you need to be considered IPSECURE?
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Bosque
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Re: Am I IPSECURE?

Postby Bosque » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:42 am

I think that Computer Science major might be a bit of a problem. Software patents are becoming more of a thing (although I am not sure they should be, you will get into that debate when you take patent law), but you don't need a computer scientist to write them (an EE will do just fine). And most firms are not going to be very confident in your ability to do anything else. For better or worse, computer science is (at least in my experience) seen as a very specialized technical degree. That said, you are not unemployable. It just might be harder for you than, say, the PhD Pharma people.

More importantly, this IPSECURE thing you are trying to sell is bullshit. While IP guys like you and me might have an easier time finding a job relative to everyone else, the job market is still shit. You are still gonna half to work your little ass off running around to everyone and their mother applying for jobs. Don't think for a second that the job is just going to fall into your lap, it aint.

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Big Shrimpin
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Re: Am I IPSECURE?

Postby Big Shrimpin » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:07 am

Bosque wrote:I think that Computer Science major might be a bit of a problem. Software patents are becoming more of a thing (although I am not sure they should be, you will get into that debate when you take patent law), but you don't need a computer scientist to write them (an EE will do just fine). And most firms are not going to be very confident in your ability to do anything else. For better or worse, computer science is (at least in my experience) seen as a very specialized technical degree. That said, you are not unemployable. It just might be harder for you than, say, the PhD Pharma people.

More importantly, this IPSECURE thing you are trying to sell is bullshit. While IP guys like you and me might have an easier time finding a job relative to everyone else, the job market is still shit. You are still gonna half to work your little ass off running around to everyone and their mother applying for jobs. Don't think for a second that the job is just going to fall into your lap, it aint.


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