Anonymous User wrote:Anonymous User wrote:Great thread! Thanks so much for posting!
What made you decide to become so patent litigation oriented? What is the advantage of clerking with a patent-heavy USDC judge, and what is the advantage of clerking on the Fed. Cir.? What will these things do for your carer, and what do you want to do with your career?
I come from a Bio background and will be working at Quinn/Irell/Boies this summer. I'm somewhat interested in patent lit because I like science and enjoy my patent class, but do I risk pigeon holing myself by working on exclusively patent cases at the firm? I've heard the patent group can suck you and never let you go, because they need all the bodies they can get. Will this limit exit options into other fields - do the US Attorney Offices hire former patent litigators? Is DOJ's IP section a place you would consider going?
You mentioned the patent bar and an "AIA" requirement for litigators coming up - what is this? I was under the impression I would not need to take the patent bar to litigate.
Thanks again, this is hugely helpful and you seem to be very clear
IRP/PRG work. And it is only a portion of pat lit. Same as interference practice pre-AIA. I would try to take the patent bar.
Thanks for answering. I don't know what these terms you are using mean. I don't know what "IRP/PRG" is - international something? What is AIA - the Leahy Smith Act? Tried Googling briefly but do not have the time now; feel free to leave ignore if easy to find.
If no one else is asking, I figure I'll ask this one: I know one of the judges in NDCal hires one "patent clerk" to focus on the patent cases. Is this common for patent heavy judges? Ideally I'd like to work on a wide range of stuff including patent, but if this is the case that might be hard to do.