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the REAL desi

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Re: UGA, GW pt, GMU pt, Emory, Tulane
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2005, 06:58:38 PM »
law firms with an engineering department?!!  Like where?

i hope you're just trying to make a joke

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« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2005, 07:00:08 PM »
law firms with an engineering department?!!  Like where?

i hope you're just trying to make a joke

midjeep mentioned this type of scenario in a previous post...

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Re: UGA, GW pt, GMU pt, Emory, Tulane
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2005, 07:04:15 PM »
No.. no joke.. I'd like some names of specific law firms with engineering departments in the d.c. area.. Sorry for my ignorance..
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Re: UGA, GW pt, GMU pt, Emory, Tulane
« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2005, 07:09:56 PM »
law firms with an engineering department?!! Like where?

i hope you're just trying to make a joke

midjeep mentioned this type of scenario in a previous post...

Yeah, just check out the law firms in the DC area (focus on the larger firms or ones with a technical focus). You can use NALP or vault.com to get a general idea. Law firms like having engineers around to get opinions on cases they are working with....now these firms would prefer an engineer with a law degree, but those kinda of canidates are hard to come by (thus the huge need for engineers in its legal deptartment). A number of firms in the DC area actually have an engineering program in which engineers work for the law firm while attending a local law school. Usually the firm does this via a program (hire and train all at once, kinda of a 1L/2L summer associate program). Just look at each firm's website (in the HR portal) for more info and job listings.
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dr_draino

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Re: UGA, GW pt, GMU pt, Emory, Tulane
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2005, 07:12:52 PM »
Sounds like a tech-specialist gig.

law firms with an engineering department?!! Like where?

i hope you're just trying to make a joke

midjeep mentioned this type of scenario in a previous post...

Yeah, just check out the law firms in the DC area (focus on the larger firms or ones with a technical focus). You can use NALP or vault.com to get a general idea. Law firms like having engineers around to get opinions on cases they are working with....now these firms would prefer an engineer with a law degree, but those kinda of canidates are hard to come by (thus the huge need for engineers in its legal deptartment). A number of firms in the DC area actually have an engineering program in which engineers work for the law firm while attending a local law school. Usually the firm does this via a program (hire and train all at once, kinda of a 1L/2L summer associate program). Just look at each firm's website (in the HR portal) for more info and job listings.

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« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2005, 07:15:55 PM »
Yeah.. I would imagine the engineers that do this are specialists in their respective fields.. They would want an expert for advice.. not an engineer with 2-3 yrs experience.. And, I thought they usually hired engineering firms for these purposes when the need arises.. I know several upper level engineers in my firm who have been requested for "expert testimony".. Are these people that you know experts.. or young bucks like myself.. I would be more than interested to learn about such a program (dont you need a membership to surf through the vault website?)
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« Reply #46 on: January 11, 2005, 07:25:55 PM »
Yeah.. I would imagine the engineers that do this are specialists in their respective fields.. They would want an expert for advice.. not an engineer with 2-3 yrs experience.. And, I thought they usually hired engineering firms for these purposes when the need arises.. I know several upper level engineers in my firm who have been requested for "expert testimony".. Are these people that you know experts.. or young bucks like myself.. I would be more than interested to learn about such a program (dont you need a membership to surf through the vault website?)

Some are experts, some are novice....the pay is adjusted accordingly. You can look at the Vault 100 for 2004....it list the top 100 firms in the country. From there, click on all the firms in the DC and check its HR website. The top law firms are probably going to have an engineering program of this type.
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Re: UGA, GW pt, GMU pt, Emory, Tulane
« Reply #47 on: January 11, 2005, 07:27:25 PM »
Yeah.. I would imagine the engineers that do this are specialists in their respective fields.. They would want an expert for advice.. not an engineer with 2-3 yrs experience.. And, I thought they usually hired engineering firms for these purposes when the need arises.. I know several upper level engineers in my firm who have been requested for "expert testimony".. Are these people that you know experts.. or young bucks like myself.. I would be more than interested to learn about such a program (dont you need a membership to surf through the vault website?)

Some are experts, some are novice....the pay is adjusted accordingly. You can look at the Vault 100 for 2004....it list the top 100 firms in the country. From there, click on all the firms in the DC and check its HR website. The top law firms are probably going to have an engineering program of this type.

Wow they actually hire engineers with 0-2 years of experience? This I need to check out.

the REAL desi

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Re: UGA, GW pt, GMU pt, Emory, Tulane
« Reply #48 on: January 11, 2005, 08:59:54 PM »
generally, you either need 0 years experience to be a patent/IP slave.

or you need 10 years experience and a change in career to be considered a shining star hire for the firm.

most patent work is DC (all), SoCal (computers/electronic), Boston (biotech), Chicago (all), NY (all).  surprisingly, Atlanta's patent/IP market is growing.  other smaller markets include Research Triangle. 

this patent work is either done in boutiques or general practice firms.  the trend flip flops - during some periods, the big law firms go out an swallow boutiques; other periods, the boutiques prosper and the firms divest their boutiques again.