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patent law reqs

patent law reqs
« on: August 10, 2008, 05:08:42 PM »
I am a soon to be 1L with a health science background. An attorney I know told me that I should look into patent law. I didn't think this would be option for me. What are the requirements for a career in patent law? I have a BS in health science and an MS in physical therapy. Thanks.

Re: patent law reqs
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008, 09:29:57 AM »
For patent litigation there is no requirement other than having a law degree and passing the state bar.  For patent prosecution, i.e. obtaining a patent, you have to be licensed with the USPTO.  The big market in patent prosecution is for Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. I am not sure if health science would attract a lot of interest from potential employers on the prosecution side.