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LaBarrister
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Chemical Patents

Postby LaBarrister » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:24 pm

For someone with a bachelor's in chemical engineering who is wanting to write chemical patents as an non-litigating patent attorney for a living, what advanced degrees aside from the JD would you suggest for both marketability and professional growth?

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Re: Chemical Patents

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:26 pm

LaBarrister wrote:For someone with a bachelor's in chemical engineering who is wanting to write chemical patents as an non-litigating patent attorney for a living, what advanced degrees aside from the JD would you suggest for both marketability and professional growth?

PhD in Chemistry.

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Re: Chemical Patents

Postby LaBarrister » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:33 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
LaBarrister wrote:For someone with a bachelor's in chemical engineering who is wanting to write chemical patents as an non-litigating patent attorney for a living, what advanced degrees aside from the JD would you suggest for both marketability and professional growth?

PhD in Chemistry.


Okay. Why would you suggest that over, say, a PharmD minus the residency (which ~ 4 years)?

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Re: Chemical Patents

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:35 pm

LaBarrister wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
LaBarrister wrote:For someone with a bachelor's in chemical engineering who is wanting to write chemical patents as an non-litigating patent attorney for a living, what advanced degrees aside from the JD would you suggest for both marketability and professional growth?

PhD in Chemistry.


Okay. Why would you suggest that over, say, a PharmD minus the residency (which ~ 4 years)?

I don't really know anything about it, except that we're told that PhDs in hard sciences are desirable for getting a job.

Look up people on the websites of firms you're interested in and see what degrees they have.

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Re: Chemical Patents

Postby LaBarrister » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:41 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
LaBarrister wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
LaBarrister wrote:For someone with a bachelor's in chemical engineering who is wanting to write chemical patents as an non-litigating patent attorney for a living, what advanced degrees aside from the JD would you suggest for both marketability and professional growth?

PhD in Chemistry.


Okay. Why would you suggest that over, say, a PharmD minus the residency (which ~ 4 years)?

I don't really know anything about it, except that we're told that PhDs in hard sciences are desirable for getting a job.

Look up people on the websites of firms you're interested in and see what degrees they have.


I feel sort of silly for not considering that. Thanks.




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