SchopenhauerFTW wrote:turbotong wrote:JD/MSEE = IP secure
Sounds legit. Care to say more?
I was half joking...
The only reason why qualified patent don't have the same difficulty as everyone else is because there are so few qualified candidates. Most people with an EE/CS degree or an MS(chem/bio/physics) find satisfactory jobs in other fields and never go to law school.
See my comments here for what you need to do to earn your BS.EE degree from scratch
Then keep in mind that MSEE = BSEE + 2 years of full time study w/ thesis.
I talked to a hiring partner from Baker Botts. He said there are roughly 25-35 2L's every year who satisfy these hiring conditions at OCI:
2) Top cut off percent per school (varies)
3) Have MS(science) or BS(EE/CS/CompE)
If you consider the fact that this is probably the same criteria that most V100 firms (assume 50-60 firms have a patent practice that want to recruit) have for hiring a guy into patent practice, there is still almost a 2:1 firm to candidate ratio. This is probably why firms then relax their standards some and go grab a few guys outside this range...