Is Patent Law on the way down?

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BallHog
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Is Patent Law on the way down?

Postby BallHog » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:45 pm

Hi all,

I have been researching the idea of becoming a patent attorney concentrated in the field of Mechanical Engineering (my major). After speaking to a number of experienced engineers, they described the current patent system as "broken" and "in need of change." If there is change in the patent system, would that directly effect my job prospects as a patent attorney? With a JD, can I change my career to another type of law?

Thank you!

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Re: Is Patent Law on the way down?

Postby fatduck » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:48 pm

BallHog wrote:Hi all,

I have been researching the idea of becoming a patent attorney concentrated in the field of Mechanical Engineering (my major). After speaking to a number of experienced engineers, they described the current patent system as "broken" and "in need of change." If there is change in the patent system, would that directly effect my job prospects as a patent attorney? With a JD, can I change my career to another type of law?

Thank you!

the more broken the patent system is, the more work there is for lawyers. can you see why?

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Re: Is Patent Law on the way down?

Postby lukertin » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:09 am

Patent law isn't as lucrative as it used to be if that's what you mean.

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Re: Is Patent Law on the way down?

Postby sky7 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:03 am

This question is way too vague to really form a meaningful question.

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Re: Is Patent Law on the way down?

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:40 pm

BallHog wrote:a patent attorney concentrated in the field of Mechanical Engineering (my major)


No, for you, the patent law industry is perfect.

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Re: Is Patent Law on the way down?

Postby BallHog » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:57 pm

Gamecubesupreme wrote:
BallHog wrote:a patent attorney concentrated in the field of Mechanical Engineering (my major)


No, for you, the patent law industry is perfect.



Maybe I'm reading into it, but is this a serious answer? I can't read internet sarcasm (nor should I try).

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Re: Is Patent Law on the way down?

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:49 pm

I am serious.

As long as your grades are above median, you are practically guaranteed a job at a firm.

Engineering majors are in ridiculous demand right now.

Only reason people think patent law is a bubble about to burst is because more and more engineering majors are pursuing a law degree, but I personally don't see it really becoming a problem within the next 5 years.

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Re: Is Patent Law on the way down?

Postby BallHog » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:51 pm

Oh ok. Thank you for your insite. That is very helpful.




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