Re: Patent Paralegal
Posted by CHEN CHIAULING on 3/28/18
On 3/20/11, Eva wrote:
> On 9/12/08, JBeach wrote:
>> On 7/27/08, Beth wrote:
>>> On 4/11/08, Claire Delaney wrote:
>>>> Someone was assking about patent paralegal training.
>>>> Just wanted to say I took the IPlegalEd.com patent
>>>> paralegal course and it was excellent.
>>> I myself have not taken the class yet, but two women I met
>>> at a large law firm took online classes at IPLegalEd and
>>> said the class was very good.
>> I've been a paralegal in criminal prosecution for
>> 5 years and am interested in breaking into patent law. I do
>> not have any experience and am unsure how to go about making
>> this transition. The IPlegalEd class sounds interesting but
>> expensive. I'm worried that I would pay the $2k and still
>> have enough experience/qualification to be hired as a patent
>> paralegal. Is the class worth it in this regard? Also, is
>> necessary to possess a science background to be able break
>> this field?
> I know I'm late to this board, but I wanted to make my
> contribution. I posted this in response to another question
> this board:
> Are you looking at doing IP Litigation or IP Prosecution? If
> Litigation, no course is necessary. All that is required is a
> knowledge of complex litigation. If prosecution, then the
> IPLegalEd course will give you a heads up in IP prosecution.
> The course is used by many large law firms. I'm currently
> enrolled in the course and I have found a lot of data to be
> inaccurate or out of date, but the important parts are up-to-
> date. For example, the course may say a particular form is
> necessary, but it is not. These errors are not a huge deal
> since including a form that is not necessary will not
> your patent, it will just waste your time.
> However, this is the only complete course of its kind.
> However, let me note that if you are interested in IP
> Prosecution you will NOT be hired on as a paralegal. Because
> of the complexity of IP Prosecution, you will need some
> experience as a legal secretary before you will be capable of
> being a paralegal. It doesn't matter how intelligent you are,
> patent law has a 1 year learning curve.
> I hope this is helpful.
Thank you for sharing. it helps a lot!
Posts on this thread, including this one
- Patent Paralegal , 4/11/08, by Claire Delaney.
- Re: Patent Paralegal , 7/27/08, by Beth.
- Re: Patent Paralegal , 9/12/08, by JBeach.
- Re: Patent Paralegal , 3/20/11, by Eva.
- Re: Patent Paralegal , 3/28/18, by CHEN CHIAULING.