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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:09 am

Those of you with offers, care to post your school range, approximate rank, and background?

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:56 am

0 invites
1 alt

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:00 am

1 invite
2 alt

T50, median, BS in science. I had low expectation going in. Now, I am not even sure if I should attend. Any rising 3L have any advice?

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:02 am

Anonymous User wrote:0 invites
1 alt

:(


Anonymous User wrote:1 invite
2 alt

T50, median, BS in science. I had low expectation going in. Now, I am not even sure if I should attend. Any rising 3L have any advice?


Are you a rising 2L or 3L?

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:05 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:0 invites
1 alt

:(


Anonymous User wrote:1 invite
2 alt

T50, median, BS in science. I had low expectation going in. Now, I am not even sure if I should attend. Any rising 3L have any advice?


Are you a rising 2L or 3L?

1 alt here. Rising 3L.
So, will I find out if I can choose to take a free spot after the 27th? Seems like 27th is the end of the cancellation period.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:07 am

Anonymous User wrote:1 invite
2 alt

T50, median, BS in science. I had low expectation going in. Now, I am not even sure if I should attend. Any rising 3L have any advice?


This is me. I am a raising 2L.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:14 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:1 invite
2 alt

T50, median, BS in science. I had low expectation going in. Now, I am not even sure if I should attend. Any rising 3L have any advice?


This is me. I am a raising 2L.


Hmmm.. This is a tough one. I am a T20, 3L here. I was sub 3.0 last year (did not list GPA on resume), MS in hard science and ended up with 8 preselects and 4 alternates last year. This year I brought my law GPA up to a 3, and I ended up with 4 preselects and 2 alternates. This time I listed my GPA on the resume. So, I would suggest you get your GPA up some more and try to snag a law job through your school OCI/networking so that you can have experience on your resume. I think that is what helped with me to overcome my lackluster GPA. I have three years of patent prosecution experience. I would also advise you to take the patent bar, if you have not already.

Hope this helps a little.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:17 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:0 invites
1 alt

:(


Anonymous User wrote:1 invite
2 alt

T50, median, BS in science. I had low expectation going in. Now, I am not even sure if I should attend. Any rising 3L have any advice?


Are you a rising 2L or 3L?

1 alt here. Rising 3L.
So, will I find out if I can choose to take a free spot after the 27th? Seems like 27th is the end of the cancellation period.


See my response above. I am the rising 3L here. You should not feel bad about only getting one alt. When I was there last year as a 2L, there were a lot of 3Ls there with just 1 interview. I think it is very hard to get interviews as a 3L at Loyola. I think you are correct on the 27th. I think you will be notified on Friday, or up until the day of the program if you make it off the alternate list.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:27 am

Anonymous User wrote:1 invite
2 alt

T50, median, BS in science. I had low expectation going in. Now, I am not even sure if I should attend. Any rising 3L have any advice?


1 invite
1 alt
Rising 3L, TT in the 60s-70s, 30%<x<50% (my school doesn't rank), Bachelor's science, ties to a satellite office of the preselect.
I am going, because 1 interview is one more than I'd get if I stayed at home
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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:19 am

Any advice on where to stay nearby for a reasonable price? I don't mind a decent walk or short cab, but all the hotels nearby seem to be close to $200/night.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:23 am

5 preselects, 4 alternates.

Rising 2L, T14, top 25%, just a bachelor science (biology).

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r6_philly wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:25 (and 2 alternates)

:shock:


Good job! Did your alternates have a number next to them? I am trying to figure out if Alternate is higher or Alternate (2) is.


One had a (3) and the other didn't have a number.


Of my alternates, three have numbers (1), (3), and (6) and the other has no number. Maybe the ones with numbers simply didn't rank?
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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Gatorbull84 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:24 am

I only got one alternate. Im a rising 2L at a mid-60's schools with a BS in bioengineering and a MS in medicine. My grades are nothing special.

Can the people who got invites post what their bachelors is in? Im starting to think that my bachelors is not suited well for patent law.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:36 am

Gatorbull84 wrote:I only got one alternate. Im a rising 2L at a mid-60's schools with a BS in bioengineering and a MS in medicine. My grades are nothing special.

Can the people who got invites post what their bachelors is in? Im starting to think that my bachelors is not suited well for patent law.


Rising 3L anon from above. My Bachelor's is in Chem, but the firm I got preselected for does a lot of Chem work. What's your degree?

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Gatorbull84 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:41 am

Biological Engineering and I have a masters

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:Those of you with offers, care to post your school range, approximate rank, and background?


T30, top 15% (at time of resume submit), MechE, 7 Preselects, 1 Alt (out of only 15 bid, restricted by market)

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:03 am

Gatorbull84 wrote:Biological Engineering and I have a masters

I've heard that you may need a Ph.D in that area, although it may not be a strict requirement. Did you focus on any specific markets?

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Gatorbull84 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:05 am

I did focus and some tell me that you need a phd and others say that you don't. Im starting to think that you may not "need" a phd but its the only way to get a good job without some luck. Also, it would probably help if i went to a top 30 school and was in the top 10%.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:07 am

Gatorbull84 wrote:I did focus and some tell me that you need a phd and others say that you don't. Im starting to think that you may not "need" a phd but its the only way to get a good job without some luck. Also, it would probably help if i went to a top 30 school and was in the top 10%.


What market(s)? Some are more biotech heavy than others outside of primary markets

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:08 am

Previous poster with 13 preselects... Chemical engineering, T14 just outside top 1/4.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Gatorbull84 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:21 am

There are two markets in that I am looking in and they are Colorado and Florida.....both suck for biotech. Im willing to go into other markets. Can anyone recommend where I should be looking?

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby wiseowl » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:28 am

Gatorbull84 wrote:There are two markets in that I am looking in and they are Colorado and Florida.....both suck for biotech. Im willing to go into other markets. Can anyone recommend where I should be looking?


NY, DC, Boston, San Diego are probably the top 4.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Gatorbull84 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:31 am

Thanks wise owl. I have a feeling that without the phd Im screwed in my chances of pulling off patent prosecution in my field

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby wiseowl » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:32 am

Couple of other questions I've seen...

If you have a number next to an alternate, it means the firm makes public it's list of priority. Some don't, which is why some don't have numbers. I got an interview as a 6th alternate, so don't give up. A lot of people are dumping their schedules today.

Re: actual scheduling, the fair does that after the accept/decline date, which is why they encourage you (somewhat unrealistically) not to make travel plans until then.

For hotels, look on the deal sites, like Groupon or LivingSocial or Orbitz. A deal came across on Orbitz for me about three weeks before the fair and I got a nice hotel about 2 mi from the fair for 100/night. Easy cab ride.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:36 am

12 preselects, 1 alternative.
M.s. in an non-engineering major. T14 Median at time of resume submit.

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Re: Loyola Patent Fair 2012

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:11 preselects and 2 alt


T14, Median, ChemE. Last week, I emailed firms my resume w/ updated GPA (~25%), but I think it was too late to alter the selections.




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