Patent eligible with psychology undergrad?

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Patent eligible with psychology undergrad?

Postby CoGar » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:52 am

My research on this seems to be that I would not be eligible for the patent bar as psychology doesn't constitute STEM. My question is why? Its a Bachelor of Science degree from an applied field?

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Re: Patent eligible with psychology undergrad?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:02 pm

CoGar wrote:My research on this seems to be that I would not be eligible for the patent bar as psychology doesn't constitute STEM. My question is why? Its a Bachelor of Science degree from an applied field?

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There are dozens of articles about why psychology, in general, is not a STEM discipline. They are about a five second Google search away.

As for patents specifically, you should just ask yourself: what do you imagine you'd be able to use a psychology degree for while working on patents? Can you think of any kind of invention that would require a psychology background, and not require any other sort of technical background (such as computer science, biology, or chemistry)?

Ask this for any other Bachelors of Science degree possible.

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Re: Patent eligible with psychology undergrad?

Postby h2go » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:15 pm

CoGar wrote:My research on this seems to be that I would not be eligible for the patent bar as psychology doesn't constitute STEM. My question is why? Its a Bachelor of Science degree from an applied field?

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No one is filing patents in a psych related field.

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Re: Patent eligible with psychology undergrad?

Postby bk1 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:36 pm

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

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Re: Patent eligible with psychology undergrad?

Postby redtalun » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:56 pm

patent eligibility isn't based on whether you got a BS or BA - you need a specific kind of degree: http://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/OED_GRB.pdf



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