What Does it Take to Become a Patent Attorney?

The Practicing Law Institute is hosting a free audio webcast IP Career Series directed to young lawyers, law students, and people thinking about law school.  Their next audio briefing is titled “So You Want to Be a Patent Lawyer…," and will be held on April 18th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST.  John White (who helped me learn patent law) and Katharine Patterson will present topics that include:

  • What does it take to become a patent attorney?
  • What does it mean to say you’re a patent attorney?
  • What is life like as a patent attorney?

In answering the general questions, White & Patterson expect to delve into how to decide between a prosecution or a litigation career and other sub-topics such as: The distinction between patent agents and patent attorneys; Hot undergraduate technical degrees; Whether and when a PhD is important; Geographical areas; and how to find a firm that wants to hire you.

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