Work as engineer vs. Work as patent agent?

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Work as engineer vs. Work as patent agent?

Postby WorldsEndGirlfriend » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:34 am

Student at a state premier school ranked around 10~15 for electrical engineering.
Always wanted to go to law school, never liked math/physics in high school,
but surprisingly find the EE material interesting at college.

Should I study and take the LSAT anyway next year as a 3rd year?

I have decent grades, and all my ECs are EE related.

Basically, my focus should be getting employed immediately right instead of going the K-JD path, since I have a shot at meaningful well paying job straight out of undergrad right? Could/should I try to get to get a patent job instead of a real engineering job if I want to be a lawyer? I remember seeing an IP firm located in DC at my career fair that were looking for EE/CE students for patent agents to go to part time law with tuition reimbursement.

I just want to hear inputs; law school is something I can see myself doing, but definitely only one possibility.

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Re: Work as engineer vs. Work as patent agent?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:42 am

The patent agent route is pretty legit if they'll pay tuition. And patent agent experience is great for patent law.

But I assume that patent agent job wants graduates not interns right?

Make sure you get a good internship for this summer.

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