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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby 09042014 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:02 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What's the scoop on Goodwin Proctor's CA offices requiring EE degrees in just LA/San Diego? The those the only two offices the EE's work in, or is EE work concentrated there for some reason?


Look on their website. But there could be a number of reasons why they only need EEs in those offices.


That's not how I read it. I read it as they need EE in every office, but in those two office they only need EEs (as in they are not hiring other disciplines at those offices).


Yea, that's what I read it too. I was unclear.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:41 pm

you guys all including your summer job this year in your resume? did you include any description of tasks?

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby clintone88 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:you guys all including your summer job this year in your resume? did you include any description of tasks?


I included only because it's an SA at a big boutique in my area. Didn't include any description, just said it was an upcoming summer SA.

For firms that have locations in SF and SV both, and only allow app at one, any advice on which to bid for EECS? Just look at see which is more heavy for people with EECS background?

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:23 pm

clintone88 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:you guys all including your summer job this year in your resume? did you include any description of tasks?


I included only because it's an SA at a big boutique in my area. Didn't include any description, just said it was an upcoming summer SA.

For firms that have locations in SF and SV both, and only allow app at one, any advice on which to bid for EECS? Just look at see which is more heavy for people with EECS background?


Usually the EE/CS stuff, especially in prosecution, is in Silicon Valley (a suburban wasteland), but there are a few exceptions.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:59 am

are you guys getting hotels at/near the embassy?

i have friends in wrigleyville/lincoln park and was thinking of just crashing at their place. would this be a bad idea?

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby wiseowl » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:07 am

I stayed at this place in '10 for $100 a night, but it looks like the rates have gone way up.

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its down the street from the Hancock building and about a 5 min cab ride to the embassy suites. maybe you can find a deal somewhere.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Agent » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:56 am

PSA: Last year, PLIP participants got a discount at the Doubletree Magnificent Mile. I can't remember when it was announced, but I believe it was after pre-selects started showing up. So if you're thinking about booking a room early, be warned that you might jump the gun on a group rate somewhere.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby patentlaworbust » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:07 am

If you want to book early, be cognizant of hotel cancellation policies. It may come to pass (and I don't wish this upon anyone) that you don't get any interviews, in which case you may deem it not worthwhile to show up in Chicago for the program. You'll be kicking yourself if you've paid for a hotel and cannot get a refund. The same thing also applies for flights.

In terms of choosing hotels, I stayed here last year. http://www.redroof-chicago-downtown.com/ It wasn't glorious by any means, but it was cheap at hotels.com, and it was only 2.5 blocks from the Embassy Suites.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby stratocophic » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:21 am

Agent wrote:PSA: Last year, PLIP participants got a discount at the Doubletree Magnificent Mile. I can't remember when it was announced, but I believe it was after pre-selects started showing up. So if you're thinking about booking a room early, be warned that you might jump the gun on a group rate somewhere.
True. I stayed with 3 other people in a room and payed less than 100 total for 3 nights at the Doubletree.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:02 pm

For 2Ls:

We received an email from Loyola indicating Mayer Brown's Chicago office was not interviewing anymore, and they were removed from the bid list.

They have changed their mind, and are now back on the bid list.

Should this "flip-flopping" be of any concern? My thought would be that if they were unsure last week of whether or not to come to PLIP, are they even worth bidding on?

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby 09042014 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:For 2Ls:

We received an email from Loyola indicating Mayer Brown's Chicago office was not interviewing anymore, and they were removed from the bid list.

They have changed their mind, and are now back on the bid list.

Should this "flip-flopping" be of any concern? My thought would be that if they were unsure last week of whether or not to come to PLIP, are they even worth bidding on?


They decided to come back for a reason. I dunno. If you aiming for Chicago, why not. If you are just looking for good firms, I'd find somewhere else to bid.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby wiseowl » Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:17 pm

They really wanted Chicago ties two years ago. If you're just looking for filler bids, why not. But my screener was a pretty big waste of 20 minutes for all involved.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby target » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:09 am

wiseowl wrote:They really wanted Chicago ties two years ago. If you're just looking for filler bids, why not. But my screener was a pretty big waste of 20 minutes for all involved.


Does this mean I should not bid on Mayer Brown's Chicago office if I run out of bids? Also, should I bid on chemical firms with a bio background?

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Agent » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:21 pm

target wrote:Also, should I bid on chemical firms with a bio background?


I wouldn't.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:21 pm

wiseowl wrote:They really wanted Chicago ties two years ago. If you're just looking for filler bids, why not. But my screener was a pretty big waste of 20 minutes for all involved.


Same thing last year (for me).

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby soccerfreak » Tue May 01, 2012 2:59 am

How seriously should we take the patent bar requirement? Is it a requirement or more of a preference?

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby soccerfreak » Tue May 01, 2012 4:44 am

soccerfreak wrote:How seriously should we take the patent bar requirement? Is it a requirement or more of a preference?

Ah I misread it, it simply says patent bar eligible...which makes me wonder how firms can have a list of engineering backgrounds and not have a patent bar eligibility requirement.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 01, 2012 8:56 am

would it be safe to say that firms indicating patent bar eligible are looking more for prosecution people?

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby r6_philly » Tue May 01, 2012 12:51 pm

soccerfreak wrote:
soccerfreak wrote:How seriously should we take the patent bar requirement? Is it a requirement or more of a preference?

Ah I misread it, it simply says patent bar eligible...which makes me wonder how firms can have a list of engineering backgrounds and not have a patent bar eligibility requirement.


Litigation? Some majors are not auto eligible like CS.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby turbotong » Tue May 01, 2012 1:02 pm

r6_philly wrote:
soccerfreak wrote:
soccerfreak wrote:How seriously should we take the patent bar requirement? Is it a requirement or more of a preference?

Ah I misread it, it simply says patent bar eligible...which makes me wonder how firms can have a list of engineering backgrounds and not have a patent bar eligibility requirement.


Litigation? Some majors are not auto eligible like CS.

Some stuff is put up there just for redundancy and saying the same thing over and over because they have to say it twice or more and it covers overlapping subjects, which is redundant.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby r6_philly » Tue May 01, 2012 1:14 pm

turbotong wrote:Some stuff is put up there just for redundancy and saying the same thing over and over because they have to say it twice or more and it covers overlapping subjects, which is redundant.


So then I still don't know who wants pros and who wants lit. I guess I will just go by firms.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby target » Tue May 01, 2012 2:43 pm

soccerfreak wrote:
soccerfreak wrote:How seriously should we take the patent bar requirement? Is it a requirement or more of a preference?

Ah I misread it, it simply says patent bar eligible...which makes me wonder how firms can have a list of engineering backgrounds and not have a patent bar eligibility requirement.


Sometimes, those requirements were submitted by staff, and those staff just submitted what they are asked.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby omnomnom » Tue May 01, 2012 3:07 pm

How low would one's GPA need to be before deciding not to include it on the resume? I have a few highly desired credentials on my resume, but GPA is not one of them.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 03, 2012 8:03 am

omnomnom wrote:How low would one's GPA need to be before deciding not to include it on the resume? I have a few highly desired credentials on my resume, but GPA is not one of them.


I think you should put it in? (I'm 1L though). But put the education stuff on 2nd page, or just shift it down?

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby 09042014 » Thu May 03, 2012 8:05 am

Law GPA or UGPA?

Dunno about the former, but I'd imagine below 3.0 = don't put it for UGPA.




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