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General Board / Re: to 3L patent attorneys to be - A QUESTION!
« on: July 11, 2006, 06:44:58 PM »
I love how someone is still stalking me on this site, "defaming me" for a completely helpful post.  Pathetic.

Anyway, my opinion is formed only through first hand experience.  I think a lot of times people tell you what you want to hear.  I remember right before I took the LSAT, an IP lawyer told me "law schools take anyone with an engineering degree, because there is so much demand for IP lawyers."  Needless to say, this is completely false.

I happen to know two people who both accepted jobs and Foley & Lardner.  Both were on law review, one was patent bar eligible.  I am not sure if she had taken the patent bar yet, but she got close to $15k higher starting salary than the guy who wasn't patent bar eligible.  Now, I haven't talked to Foley since passing the patent bar, but I sent them a resume for my 1L and 2L summer job search and couldn't even get an interview despite having an ME degree and decent grades.  That would lead me to my prior statement, that big firms typically don't lower standards but instead offer higher salaries.  Take it for what its worth.

General Board / Re: to 3L patent attorneys to be - A QUESTION!
« on: July 08, 2006, 03:32:48 PM »
A lot of info about IP is just hype.  I haven't experience a lot of extra demand for patent eligible law students, of course I didn't take the patent bar until after my 2L job search was over, so maybe you will have a different experience.

From what I can tell, firms are willing to give patent lawyers better salaries, but they aren't willing to lower their standards any.  You would think a big firm that required top 10% might stoop down to the lowly top 20% if they really needed a patent lawyer, but I haven't seen any of that.

study hard for the patent bar.  I noticed that most of the repeats came from the October 2003 test, if that helps you any.

General Board / Re: PATENT BAR
« on: May 26, 2006, 12:39:32 PM »
i just got my PLI review materials in the mail today

someone please shoot me.

Haha.  Its not that bad.  Once you start catching on to the little tricks they use in the questions, its not as hard as it looks at first.

One piece of advice, I think I focused for too long on reviewing the general material.  I spent two weeks going through the rules, and then four weeks doing practice tests.  A lot of the stuff I did going over the rules was worthless because the patent bar actually focuses on certain narrow issues..

General Board / Re: PATENT BAR
« on: May 24, 2006, 03:47:03 PM »
It is also very hard to get approved through practical experience.  Basically that option is only there for people who got engineering jobs when a degree wasn't really required, so a 50 year old senior engineer at BMW wouldn't have a problem getting approved, however if you are some young guy with a quasi-engineering job you will have a lot of trouble. 

Pointless Arguments / Re: Encouragement needed
« on: May 21, 2006, 12:11:14 AM »
Whether ppl cheat on their SO has no bearing on being sucessful in law school or in the legal profession. Faithfulness is not a requirement to be on law review.

No offense, but you are pointing out the painfully obvious.  Obviously monogomy is not a prerequisite for law review.  I was pointing out that most law firms seek grades over character.  Character is an easy thing to judge, in my opinion.

Pointless Arguments / Re: Encouragement needed
« on: May 20, 2006, 03:06:03 PM »

Pointless Arguments / Re: Erapitt is ..
« on: May 19, 2006, 11:09:22 PM »
....  Florida personally attacked me and I responded, as you are doing now.

Yeah.  The first time we ever talked you had come into a thread that I made about the JAG corps, and the first thing you said was that I would be a miserable lawyer for the rest of my life.  I definitely attacked you.  You are delusional.  I'll spare you another argument though, I grow weary of reducing you to a pile of mumbling garbage.  Anyone who has to make up a story about fake private messages to win an argument on the internet is truly pathetic.

Pointless Arguments / Re: Erapitt is ..
« on: May 19, 2006, 11:04:22 PM »
Dear, dear Eraprick. Still sadly trying to shift the debate away from your many insecurities. I see there's a new thread from a law student in China. Maybe you can inform him that you're attending a better law school? Ask him if he has a big, important government job.


I can see it now:

"Have fun living in an inferior country.  I am the greatest person to ever be admitted to a law school, and I will be making more money than you forever.  You will not have access to the greatest legal market in the world, and I will!!  I am clearly superior to you!!"

Pointless Arguments / Re: Encouragement needed
« on: May 19, 2006, 11:00:06 PM »
I will admit I used the wrong spelling of their.  Starting a sentence with and is still bad english.  Also "Well, you must go to one to;" wrong punctuation, oh and also to should be too. 

The difference is that you were pointing out poor writing as a sign of low intelligence while simultaneously writing poorly.  I would never argue that someone's writing on an internet forum is indicative of intelligence, so you pointing out my spelling error doesn't have quite the same affect.

Lewis and Clark / Re: attending
« on: May 19, 2006, 07:43:50 PM »
Damn.  A C- curve is harsh.  C+ bad enough.

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