Law School Discussion

LSAT Preparation => Studying for the LSAT => Topic started by: dazed22 on June 19, 2006, 10:55:58 PM

Title: I don't get it...
Post by: dazed22 on June 19, 2006, 10:55:58 PM
  Can someone please explain this to me...so to become a patent lawyer...all you have to do is pass a test???  Law school isn't even recquired?? Or is it recommeded, although passing a test is enough to qualify you?? I have no clue..
Title: Re: I don't get it...
Post by: dusya4 on June 20, 2006, 07:24:44 AM
  Can someone please explain this to me...so to become a patent lawyer...all you have to do is pass a test???  Law school isn't even recquired?? Or is it recommeded, although passing a test is enough to qualify you?? I have no clue..

Read the other thread about this.  If you pass the patent bar without going to law school you can become a patent agent, but you cannont practice law.  You are not a lawyer, you are an agent.

And an agent can only FILE patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Only a lawyer can prosecure patents in court.
Title: Re: I don't get it...
Post by: dazed22 on June 20, 2006, 10:04:05 AM
 Thanks for the information
Title: Re: I don't get it...
Post by: kfen on June 20, 2006, 10:59:37 PM
Hi, Im new to this. But regarding patent law. Does anyone know what kind of stuff is on that test? Is it different depending on what youre going into? I guess what Im asking is for a Computer Science major like me, will it be all algorithmic analysis stuff? Or whill I have to brush up on everything...

Title: Re: I don't get it...
Post by: SouthSide on June 21, 2006, 01:59:49 AM
In CA, you can become a lawyer without ever going to law school; just pass the bar. Good luck gettign a job, though.

Not really related to this thread topic, but interesting.
Title: Re: I don't get it...
Post by: slacker on June 21, 2006, 02:11:21 AM
Read the other thread about this.  If you pass the patent bar without going to law school you can become a patent agent, but you cannont practice law.  You are not a lawyer, you are an agent.

And an agent can only FILE patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Only a lawyer can prosecure patents in court.
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Actually, if you're in court on a patent-related matter, then you're litigating (eg., litigating the validity of the patent claims, litigating the terms of the license, etc.).

Prosecuting a patent relates to filing for and being granted a patent. From Black's 8th ed.: 4. Patents. The process of applying for a patent through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and negotiating with the patent examiner. -- Also termed patent-prosecution process.