Re: Question about Registration once passed Patent Bar
Posted by Mark on 8/16/11
On 8/15/11, Maria wrote:
> Hello, I am planning to take the Patent Bar prior to
> entering law school. According to the registration rules,
> if one passes the exam and does not send in proof of good
> standing with the Bar, then one is registered as a Patent
> Agent rather than a Patent Attorney. Obviously, I would not
> meet the 2 year deadline to prove good standing with the
> Bar if I complete the Patent Bar prior entering law school.
> So here is my question: will I be professionally limited in
> any way if I take the Patent Bar, become registered as a
> Patent Agent, and then take (and hopefully pass) a state
> Bar in the future? For instance, could I work as an
> in-house Patent Counsel for Google? Alternatively, would I
> be able to change my registration to Patent Attorney once I
> passed a state Bar?
> Thanks in advance!!