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.