IHaveLawyers wrote: risktaker wrote: IHaveLawyers wrote:
Yeah Santa Clara grads do pretty welling according to Forbes, i think it's ranked 15ish in terms of income prospects
You do realize that's mostly from IP law, right? Unless you have an engineering major or PHD, ur prospects of making that much aren't too great.
You do realize that you are not as informed as you are? Only about 15-20% of SC grads account for IP law.
I did not know that an engineering major or PhD was a necessary condition for practicing IP law, I was under the impression that being admitted to the patent bar (you don't need an engineering B.A for taking the exam) was sufficient condition to practice patent / IP.
Well actually not many people report their earnings and I'm taking a guess that most that did were the highest earners. Also, you do need a technical background, i.e. engineering or chemistry or physics, to sit for the patent bar.
First of all, the previous poster is under the false assumption that all IP work concerns patent. Not true.
Secondly, what you are saying is true, but I fear that most people (like the previous posters) are ill informed about the prerequisites for the patent bar examination.
The prereqs are :
(i) Possesses good moral character and reputation;
(ii) Possesses the legal, scientific, and technical qualifications necessary for him or her to render applicants valuable service; and
(iii) Is competent to advise and assist patent applicants in the presentation and prosecution of their applications before the Office.
Scientific qualification can be established in a number of ways, either it be a B.S is a scientific field, or a certain amount of credit hours taken in an approved scientific discipline (my brother had 12 credits of biology and was allowed to sit), or taking the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.
So, for risktaker to imply that one can not practice IP law without having an engineering major is false. Also, I don't know where he gets the PhD requirement from, I don't see how a PhD in Photography or Russian Literature helps you understand scientific concepts.
soruce : http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mp ... r_11_7.htm
source : http://www.forbes.com/2011/03/07/rich-l ... de_15.html
There is so much garbage on TSL so please do some research before you post something that is merely hearsay or opinion.