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General Board / Re: Have you taken the PATENT BAR?
« on: February 27, 2007, 05:13:35 PM »
From what my friends tell me, one can do patent prosecution or patent litigation.  patent prosecution mainly entails writing up patents and submitting them to the PTO, researching etc. (boring).  Patent litigation requires that you actually go into court (which to me sounds more exciting).  However, I think both routes require a lot of research and writing (tedious).  I guess the most important thing is that you enjoy whatever you'll be researching. 

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General Board / Re: Have you taken the PATENT BAR?
« on: February 21, 2007, 06:11:53 PM »
Thank you for the information.  FYI: I DO qualify to take the patent bar under the other options listed.  Although I DON't have a degree or a PhD in engineering or physics, I took MANY hard core courses and earned the acceptable grades/credit in general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, biology, molecular biology and biochemistry.  -shmuck ::)

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General Board / Have you taken the PATENT BAR?
« on: February 19, 2007, 03:17:12 PM »
I received my MS in physiological science and BS in physiology and neuroscience.  I'm considering taking the patent bar to become a patent agent.  Any recommendations on the test itself and how I can prepare myself fully (books, CDs, courses) without having studied ANY law?  Also, is there a website with accurate information on the patent bar?  Thanks.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Who out there has taken the patent bar?
« on: February 19, 2007, 10:50:33 AM »
I received my MS in physiological science and BS in physiology and neuroscience.  I'm considering taking the patent bar to become a patent agent.  Any recommendations on the test itself and how I can prepare myself fully (books, CDs, courses) without having studied ANY law?  Also, is there a website with accurate information on the patent bar?  Thanks.

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It might seem like everybody wants to attend law school, but what type of law do all these people want to practice?  If you're planning to practice a type of law that most people don't care for then who cares how many people are applying to law school, you'll still be in the small niche that will have very little competition when finding a job.

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Law School Applications / Re: Hastings called me girl!
« on: March 30, 2007, 12:55:44 AM »
How did you know your rejection was coming based on the web tracker?  Does the web tracker state that the rejection is coming or something?  With my web tracker, it keeps on stating "ready for review."

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Opinions about USC?
« on: March 09, 2007, 08:58:20 PM »
The bar passing rate is close to UC Hastings.  Why pay all that money for a school that has well established connections when they don't even prepare you well for the bar?!  What's the use of those connections when you cannot even practice?

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Law School Applications / Re: Los Angeles
« on: March 06, 2007, 12:08:41 AM »
I attended UCLA for graduate school from 2003-2005.  I'm originally from the Bay Area, so I cannot speak for east coast residents.  Eventhough UCLA is only located in southern California, it was COMPLETELY different from the bay and it was exactly what I expected.  I went there SOLELY for school and when I graduated, I quickly left.  The traffic sucked, the people were rude and stuck up.  Almost everybody thought they were movie stars or something?? Very strange??  The weather was too warm too often and sometimes it just drove me crazy.  Things were expensive (rent, movies, gas) and it took forever to get anywhere even when the destination was only 15 minutes away.  I did appreciate the diverse ethnic communities/food, and if you have the time to shop around, you can buy pretty trendy/decent looking clothing for cheap.  But I think most of the inexpensive clothing was made in the sweat shops located in downtown LA.  I lived in family/student housing off of Sawtelle Blvd which was about 20 minutes from UCLA.  For a 900 sq. feet two bedroom two bath, I paid $1500/mo which is a total bargain.  I think married couples w/o children also qualify but there is a waitlist.  You would most likely need a car because public transportation sucks.  The public buses around UCLA will cost (I recall) $0.50 or .25 with student id but that means you'll have to pay a pretty pricey amount for rent close to campus. 

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Law School Applications / Re: F*CK YOU UCLA
« on: February 24, 2007, 09:34:26 AM »
Realistically, how long does it honestly take to plan a wedding and get pregnant?  Plan a wedding- maybe two weeks?  Get pregnant- one night.

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Law School Applications / Re: F*CK YOU UCLA
« on: February 23, 2007, 08:55:33 PM »
UCLA and most law schools are taking their happy as# time.  UCLA didn't tell me about my acceptance into their graduate program until June!  Freakn' crazy late.  Since I hadn't heard from them by April of that same year, I decided to get married and get pregnant and then what happens - I get into graduate school.  Don't these graduate programs realize that we have lives outside of school? 

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