About becoming an Intellectual Property Attorney?

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jeremyxx45
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About becoming an Intellectual Property Attorney?

Postby jeremyxx45 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:41 am

I want to become an IP Attorney. Can I just get a degree in political science or is a science degree necessary? I want to specialize in litigation.

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warandpeace
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Re: About becoming an Intellectual Property Attorney?

Postby warandpeace » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:44 am

science degrees are really only important for patent law, i think.

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rman1201
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Re: About becoming an Intellectual Property Attorney?

Postby rman1201 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:46 am

Engineering/Advanced Hard Science is necessary for Patent Prosecution. It isn't necessary for IP litigation.

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androstan
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Re: About becoming an Intellectual Property Attorney?

Postby androstan » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:00 pm

While science degrees aren't neccesary for litigation, they are preferred.

Top grades from a top LS will probably trump a hard science/engr degree plus mediocre grades and LS for litigation.

So, if you're going to do lit, I wouldn't major in engineering. You might consider something like chemistry, IFF you're confident you can do well gradewise.




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