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Intellectual property

Postby pramitha » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:05 am

Hi everyone,

Pls suggest me some good law schools offering full time courses on Intellectual property for engineering students.

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby LLB2JD » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:46 am

pramitha wrote:Hi everyone,

Pls suggest me some good law schools offering full time courses on Intellectual property for engineering students.



There isn't anything like "intellectual property for engineering students" from the perspective of IP Law. Usually, you'd want to get into the best law school you can and then concentrate main on Intellectual Property/take IP classes. There are a few schools renowned (Berkeley/GW), but if you are set on IP, you can usually afford to lower ranked schools, and still do relatively better than the rankings would suggest employment-wise.


EDIT: You might find the thread below useful for your purposes

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=316

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby pramitha » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:56 am

thank you for the information. As i know, in many of the good law schools, the eligibility criteria for many of the programs is a law degree. but i am an engineering graduate interested in IP.

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby LLB2JD » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:58 am

pramitha wrote:thank you for the information. As i know, in many of the good law schools, the eligibility criteria for many of the programs is a law degree. but i am an engineering graduate interested in IP.


With an Engineering degree, you are on the right track. Have you taken the LSAT?

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby androstan » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:59 am

George Mason, American, George Washington, Boston University, University of New Hampshire.

If you have high numbers, then Harvard, Yale, Stanford, NYU, Columbia, Michigan, Duke, Houston.

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby pramitha » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:01 am

I am planning to give LSAT this year. So, i wanted to know if it serves the purpose.

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby pramitha » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:05 am

i searched in some of the university websites, but the courses offered are only for law graduates.
i dint get any offered for engineering graduates.

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby LLB2JD » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:18 am

pramitha wrote:i searched in some of the university websites, but the courses offered are only for law graduates.
i dint get any offered for engineering graduates.


Okay, I think I vaguely get what you are trying to do here. Are you trying to attend law school for IP Law? Or you just want to be a patent agent? If the former, yes, you MUST attend law school for that. If the later, you just need to take the Patent Bar.

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby pramitha » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:26 am

i want to attend a law school to know IP in depth.

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby LLB2JD » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:28 am

Then go take the LSAT. What is your GPA?

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby pramitha » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:30 am

which programs should i apply for? we dont have GPA system in India for engineering courses.

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby LLB2JD » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:37 am

Register, and then study for the LSAT. Then you can come back here after you get your score. Good luck.

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby androstan » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:36 am

pramitha wrote:which programs should i apply for? we dont have GPA system in India for engineering courses.


androstan wrote:George Mason, American, George Washington, Boston University, University of New Hampshire.

If you have high numbers, then Harvard, Yale, Stanford, NYU, Columbia, Michigan, Duke, Houston.


Since you don't have a GPA, then I'd say if:

LSAT>=174 All schools I listed

LSAT 170-173 All listed except probably Harvard, Yale, and Stanford

LSAT<170 Don't bother at NYU, Columbia, Mich, and Duke, probably retake

LSAT<166 Don't bother at GW or BU, definitely retake

LSAT<163 Don't bother at American or George Mason, hope for $$$ at UNH, but retake

LSAT<160 Retake.

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby Bosque » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:19 pm

Not sure if flame...

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby paul34 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:01 am

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby d34d9823 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:03 am

androstan wrote:If you have high numbers, then Harvard, Yale, Stanford, NYU, Columbia, Michigan, Duke, Houston.

Which one of these is not like the others?

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby 09042014 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:04 am

pramitha wrote:thank you for the information. As i know, in many of the good law schools, the eligibility criteria for many of the programs is a law degree. but i am an engineering graduate interested in IP.


Take the patent bar, go to http://www.intelproplaw.com, and try out being a patent agent. No courses necessary.

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby FiveSermon » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:44 am

If you can't find a job as an IP lawyer you fail.

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby pramitha » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:11 am

I did my Computer Science Engg.

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby waitlisteddd » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:22 am

how much weight would one put on IP strength vs. overall strength of school?

i am looking at both Houston and UT-Austin as potentials for IP. UT is much higher in the rankings in terms of law school, but Houston is more recognized in terms of IP.

Any recommendations?

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby deadpoetnsp » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:28 am

Practically speaking, specialty rankings like "IP rankings" don't matter. The only thing that really matters for employment is the overall ranking.

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Re: Intellectual property

Postby deadpoetnsp » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:29 am

There are some law schools that offer non-lawyerly masters programs in IP (for instance, MS in IP), many of which are tailored for engineers. I think the OP is referring to those; and not to the study of law.

ETA: Pramitha, I have sent you a detailed PM with answers to your questions.




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