The corollary to Bored3L's post is that Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation are not one in the same. I work in my firm's IP Lit practice group and was a government major. I work on all sorts of IP cases, from copyright to trademark to trade dress to patent. In most cases, you are suing or being sued under all of these theories, not just patent. Though it is undeniable that a technical background is helpful in some of the hairier patent cases, and arguably necessary in biomedical patent cases, a technical background is not the only way to be an IP lawyer. Most of the time, we just bring one of our patent prosecutors in to act as a consultant and teach us the details, but the litigation piece is the same as any other complex litigation case, though infinitely more interesting and lucrative in my opinion.