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2L job search / Re: IP prosecution a dying breed among big laws?
« on: July 31, 2009, 08:26:09 PM »
Patent prosecution has never been a mainstay of biglaw. Most pros work has always been done by boutiques.

and i assume boutiqes usually don't want to work with fresh graduates, and of course, doesn't pay big-law money?

Most boutiques do hire fresh grads and for the most part they pay market (or near market). Many also hire science advisors/patent agents and pay for them to attend law school at night.  Even IP shops in flyover states start associates at six figures (~115K - 145K). The problem with big law pay and prosecution isn't the 1st year salary as much as it is  the 5 - 8th year salary. A patent can only be drafted so fast, clients will only pay so much, and the billing rates for senior associates are often to high  for them to be able to prosecute efficiently at typical big law billing rates. 



that sounds pretty good.    yes, big law associate salary increases pretty steady, at current rate, it's about 280k for a 7th year associate i take?    how much does a 7th year associate at a boutique makes?  and do they kick u out after 7/8 years at a boutique?  thx

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2L job search / Re: IP prosecution a dying breed among big laws?
« on: July 31, 2009, 06:27:19 PM »
Patent prosecution has never been a mainstay of biglaw. Most pros work has always been done by boutiques.

and i assume boutiqes usually don't want to work with fresh graduates, and of course, doesn't pay big-law money?

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2L job search / IP prosecution a dying breed among big laws?
« on: July 31, 2009, 05:25:06 PM »
because the price margin has shrunk too much?

just heard that today, does anyone have any input on this? thx

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2L job search / Boston College Law and median grades
« on: July 22, 2009, 04:37:22 PM »
how is it in this economy?  problem landing firms?  decent enough pay to pay the sticker loans?  thx

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Where should I go next fall? / Another BC vs BU thread
« on: May 12, 2009, 01:35:33 PM »
Sory for the redundancy, i searched the BC in the forum, but couldn't find the old BC BU thread.  anyways, what's the big difference between the two, that BU gets ranked 20th, and BC only 26th?  and it has been that way for a while seems?  BU has always been 20ish, and BC been 30ish?  correct me if I am wrong.

and I'd like to throw Emory in that also, BC vs BU vs Emory, if I wanted to stay in New England, it's a no brainer to pick the boston schools right?  but how about national rep wise, which of the 3 comes out ahead?

thank you for you input

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Studying for the LSAT / Feb 96, 2nd LR section, #20
« on: July 15, 2008, 09:05:02 PM »


is the credited answer choice D?  thx

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