Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

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Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Atlanta, GA
7
30%
Raleigh/Durham, NC
9
39%
Houston, TX
3
13%
Auston, TX
3
13%
Phoenix, AZ
1
4%
Tucson, AZ
0
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eljefe_dy
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Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby eljefe_dy » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:12 pm

Just curious.

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Re: Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:18 pm

Atlanta.

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20160810
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Re: Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby 20160810 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:08 pm

Since you included Phoenix as the "southern US" I'm assuming you just mean anything geographically south of the middle of the country here, not "The South" per se, in which case I'd say probably LA or San Diego are your best bets. Of the cities you put on your poll, I'd go with Houston. They have a ton of medical and biotech innovation going on there.

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Re: Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:35 pm

Probably Atlanta. It certainly ain't Raleigh.

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Re: Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby Veyron » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:37 pm

Yah, seriously, only people from Australia think Phoenix is in the south. That being said, not a bad place to practice IP law at all. Quite the growing sector actually.

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Re: Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby kryptix » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:22 am

Lol yeah, AZ is the south like Washington DC is the south...

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Re: Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby bk1 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:23 am

Reminder: the legal employment forum is not for 0Ls. This thread has been moved to the appropriate forum.

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Re: Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:38 am

If Texas, Dallas should probably be on your list, especially for IP litigation. Eastern district (and now I think northern district) get a lot of it. Someone who knows more about IP should probably talk on the topic though, since I don't know much.

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Re: Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby Veyron » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:44 am

kryptix wrote:Lol yeah, AZ is the south like Washington DC is the south...


No, Washington D.C. is in the south. Its not culturally southern anymore but historically Maryland has been considered a southern state and was south of the Mason Dixon line. AZ on the other hand is in no conceivable way part of the south.

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Re: Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby YankeesFan » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:49 am

Anonymous User wrote:Probably Atlanta. It certainly ain't Raleigh.


You high bro? You don't think that the Research Triangle is a good place to practice IP law? What do you think they do there?

Raleigh, Durham and Cary are all Top 20 cities for inventions based on number of patent applications per year: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... leigh.html

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Re: Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby DildaMan » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:40 am

Depends on type of IP you want to practice.

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Re: Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby eljefe_dy » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:30 pm

FWIW, I did a quick comparison of # utility patents issued vs. # registered patent agents/atty for a number of states, including many southern (Geographically) states 8)
State 2011 Utility Patents Registered Patent Agents/Atty Patents/Patent Agt/Atty
AZ 2069 530 3.90
CA 28148 7508 3.75
CO 2102 728 2.89
DE 418 313 1.34
FL 3136 905 3.47
GA 1932 850 2.27
IL 3806 2556 1.49
MA 5191 1914 2.71
MI 3964 1057 3.75
MN 3860 1151 3.35
NY 6956 3298 2.11
NC 2607 823 3.17
TX 7584 2959 2.56
VA 1600 2214 0.72

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Re: Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby eljefe_dy » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:31 pm

DildaMan wrote:Depends on type of IP you want to practice.


Biotech

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Re: Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby kalvano » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:33 pm

Why Houston but not Dallas? Dallas has much more going on, IP-wise. Plus EDTX and NDTX, especially EDTX, are big patent districts.

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Re: Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby eljefe_dy » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:42 pm

kalvano wrote:Why Houston but not Dallas? Dallas has much more going on, IP-wise. Plus EDTX and NDTX, especially EDTX, are big patent districts.

Because I didn't apply to SMU. The list of cities is based on the schools I applied to. I agree that Dallas is a significant secondary market. Thanks for the info on EDTX and NDTX being big patent districts. 8)

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Re: Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby kalvano » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:44 pm

Why Houston but not SMU? You enjoy being shot at or something?

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Re: Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby kuttlefish » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:17 pm

eljefe_dy wrote:
DildaMan wrote:Depends on type of IP you want to practice.


Biotech

Doesn't Mobile have some brand new biotech corridor that's supposed to have a ton of money getting pumped into it? I thought I read that somewhere. If it's true you might have a shot at getting some money from 'bama and graduating as a big fish in a brand new pond. Probably a bad idea if you don't want to live in Mobile though...

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Re: Best city to pursue a career in IP Law in Southern US

Postby DreamShake » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:00 pm

eljefe_dy wrote:
DildaMan wrote:Depends on type of IP you want to practice.


Biotech


If biotech=medical biotech, then Houston. The medical center is bigger than some of those smaller cities (only mild hyperbole).




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