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Forum for IP/Patent Law

Postby dreman510 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:41 pm

I have already suggested it to Ken and one of the mods....
Due to the unique requirements of patent law (and to a lesser extent IP) I wanted to see if there is significant interest in creating a special forum for it...

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Re: Forum for IP/Patent Law

Postby gogators » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:45 pm

dreman510 wrote:I have already suggested it to Ken and one of the mods....
Due to the unique requirements of patent law (and to a lesser extent IP) I wanted to see if there is significant interest in creating a special forum for it...


Agreed

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Re: Forum for IP/Patent Law

Postby utswdukie80 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:46 pm

Count me in.

I hate both of your avatars! :D

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Re: Forum for IP/Patent Law

Postby stratocophic » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:47 pm

dreman510 wrote:I have already suggested it to Ken and one of the mods....
Due to the unique requirements of patent law (and to a lesser extent IP) I wanted to see if there is significant interest in creating a special forum for it...

Sounds useful.

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Re: Forum for IP/Patent Law

Postby dreman510 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:48 pm

Also, I guess suggestions as to any specific types of content would be helpful...

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Re: Forum for IP/Patent Law

Postby itsmytime10 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:49 pm

How is the job market for Patent Law? Is there still a high demand?

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Re: Forum for IP/Patent Law

Postby dreman510 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:01 pm

Desert Fox wrote:http://www.intelproplaw.com/ip_forum/index.php for the mean time.

intelproplaw is certainly an invaluable website, but it is very convoluted and overwhelming. I think that since many on TLS (including myself) are always asking about patent, and intelproplaw doesnt cater to law students anyway, a forum on TLS would be a great addition.

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Re: Forum for IP/Patent Law

Postby 09042014 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:09 pm

dreman510 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:http://www.intelproplaw.com/ip_forum/index.php for the mean time.

intelproplaw is certainly an invaluable website, but it is very convoluted and overwhelming. I think that since many on TLS (including myself) are always asking about patent, and intelproplaw doesnt cater to law students anyway, a forum on TLS would be a great addition.


Yea it is definitely aimed towards an older crowd.

Though I posted a thread there and got outed as a TLSer in the first reply.

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Re: Forum for IP/Patent Law

Postby 270910 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:46 pm

I really don't see why we'd need to further subdivide for this. There's no way your questions fall outside of the scope of law students / law employment - why move the discussion? First rule of forums: The more you have, the fewer that will receive high traffic.

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Re: Forum for IP/Patent Law

Postby dreman510 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:48 pm

disco_barred wrote:I really don't see why we'd need to further subdivide for this. There's no way your questions fall outside of the scope of law students / law employment - why move the discussion? First rule of forums: The more you have, the fewer that will receive high traffic.

Well, we are not necessarily looking for high traffic, but if you do have a separate forum, it will be easier to locate threads on topic, and it may actually bring in higher traffic on topic.

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Re: Forum for IP/Patent Law

Postby gogators » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:00 pm

dreman510 wrote:
disco_barred wrote:I really don't see why we'd need to further subdivide for this. There's no way your questions fall outside of the scope of law students / law employment - why move the discussion? First rule of forums: The more you have, the fewer that will receive high traffic.

Well, we are not necessarily looking for high traffic, but if you do have a separate forum, it will be easier to locate threads on topic, and it may actually bring in higher traffic on topic.


Agreed. It always seems that most job info always carries a caveat that it might not apply to patent law. For instance, no one but IP people have paying 1L summer jobs this summer at my top 20. Clearly there are some things that are just too IP specific to not have their own section.

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Re: Forum for IP/Patent Law

Postby dreman510 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:11 pm

gogators wrote:
dreman510 wrote:
disco_barred wrote:I really don't see why we'd need to further subdivide for this. There's no way your questions fall outside of the scope of law students / law employment - why move the discussion? First rule of forums: The more you have, the fewer that will receive high traffic.

Well, we are not necessarily looking for high traffic, but if you do have a separate forum, it will be easier to locate threads on topic, and it may actually bring in higher traffic on topic.


Agreed. It always seems that most job info always carries a caveat that it might not apply to patent law. For instance, no one but IP people have paying 1L summer jobs this summer at my top 20. Clearly there are some things that are just too IP specific to not have their own section.

+1. With any post, you TECHNICALLY dont need to have a specific forum. For instance, people can always specify that they are potential applicants (which they usually do anyway), but a specific forum is allocated to fit a need, and to make it easier to search.

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Re: Forum for IP/Patent Law

Postby tinman » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:22 pm

Desert Fox wrote:http://www.intelproplaw.com/ip_forum/index.php for the mean time.


This is really helpful. Thank you.

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Re: Forum for IP/Patent Law

Postby dreman510 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:25 pm

amyLAchemist wrote:PMed to Ken. I think this is a good idea, but I might be a bit biased. It just seems like patent biglaw =/= other big law in so many ways, esp. re hiring. For example, my school has a different OCI "schedule."

Hmmm....for some reason, I KNEW amy would back me up :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Forum for IP/Patent Law

Postby Ken » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:00 am

Definitely an idea with a lot of merit. The only con is that the main forum page is already getting quite crowded and a forum for IP and then of course other specialties would really add to the number of forums. Perhaps a forum dedicated to areas of law and then you can go to sub forums with a focus on IP law, Corporate law, public interest, etc. Would this be a good compromise?

Thanks Dre for the feedback, I always appreciate ideas on improving TLS. Best,

Ken

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Re: Forum for IP/Patent Law

Postby dreman510 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:07 am

Ken wrote:Definitely an idea with a lot of merit. The only con is that the main forum page is already getting quite crowded and a forum for IP and then of course other specialties would really add to the number of forums. Perhaps a forum dedicated to areas of law and then you can go to sub forums with a focus on IP law, Corporate law, public interest, etc. Would this be a good compromise?

Thanks Dre for the feedback, I always appreciate ideas on improving TLS. Best,

Ken

Ken,
Thanks for chiming in! I agree that it may get crowded. The sub-forum idea sounds great...or, perhaps you can make those topics under the Legal Employment Forum?
Thanks for all of your great work for the TLS community...
Dreman




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