Careers in Patent Law Presentation

Event Date/Time: 
October 18, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Event Location: 
1420 EB

If you have (or will soon have) a degree in engineering, computer sciences, or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics and related disciplines), you can take the Patent Office’s Registration Exam to become a Patent Agent. Patent agents can make up to $20,000 a year more than similarly situated engineers and scientists. The Exam is available virtually on-demand via computer.

Becoming a patent agent can also be a step toward the even more lucrative career of becoming a Patent Attorney. If this sounds intriguing, come join Practising Law Institute (PLI) for a presentation by Mark Dighton, PLI's Director of Law School Relations and a Director of their Patent Office Exam Course. Topics for discussion include: • Careers for patent agents (what the work is like and where you find it), • The qualities and skills that will make you happy and successful in this field (e.g., communication skills), and • The latest info on the Patent Office’s Registration Exam (who can take it, how it works, and recommendations on how to study for this very difficult Exam).