Litigating and Prosecuting Patents at a Large Firm (CA)

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Litigating and Prosecuting Patents at a Large Firm (CA)

Postby LST Radio » Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:22 am

I Am The Law is the inaugural podcast produced by Law School Transparency for LST Radio.

Patent Law (CA): Litigating and Prosecuting Patents at a [Large Firm]



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See that shiny new smart phone of yours? It's the product of many powerful inventions created by engineers and protected by patents. The patent system seeks to protect these inventions in exchange for detailed public disclosure about how they work.

In this episode, we hear from patent attorney Carlos Rosario, a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law. Though he graduated 3.5 years ago, he has twice switched law firms in Silicon Valley to strike his ideal balance between patent prosecution and patent litigation. Today, Carlos works for one of the largest intellectual property firms in the world. It turns out that if you want to concentrate on patent litigation, you all-but need to work for a large firm.

Like many students, Carlos was attracted to intellectual property prior to law school because he found technology exciting. This interview illustrates the IP world to listeners generally—including whether certain IP lawyers need special credentials—before diving into the particulars of day-to-day practice. Ultimately, you'll get a feel for patent practice and can unpack whether it’s as glamorous as it seems. For Carlos, he is right at home in the combative yet collaborative litigation process.

This episode is hosted by Mike Spivey, a consultant for prospective and current law students.

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Re: Litigating and Prosecuting Patents at a Large Firm (CA)

Postby jenesaislaw » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:55 pm

FYI, from now on, all new episodes will be available on Monday mornings. Hope everybody is enjoying this and/or finding them useful. We'll cover many different types of lawyers in all sorts of different places eventually. To see a list of the upcoming episodes, check out http://www.LSTRadio.com

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Re: Litigating and Prosecuting Patents at a Large Firm (CA)

Postby ub3r » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:08 pm

Can't wait to give this one a listen, thanks!

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Re: Litigating and Prosecuting Patents at a Large Firm (CA)

Postby fats provolone » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:10 pm

santa clara to Finnegan, well played

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Re: Litigating and Prosecuting Patents at a Large Firm (CA)

Postby jenesaislaw » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:09 pm

fats provolone wrote:santa clara to Finnegan, well played


I've known Carlos since we interned together at Yahoo!. He'd be the first to tell you it was a long shot. Obviously his patent bar eligibility played an essential role, but he is also a very connected person. He would also be the first to tell you that made a big difference at job #2.


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