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Encourage students to attend an information session about career opportunities for engineering and hard science graduates to become registered Patent Agents and about the new Master of Legal Studies with a Patent Practice emphasis offered by the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

Monday, November 17, 2014
10:30–11:30 a.m. 
Armstrong Hall (LAW) 118, Tempe campus [map]

Patent Law—Not just for lawyers!

Did you know:

  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) does not require a law degree to sit for the patent bar exam.
  • Persons with an undergraduate engineering or hard science degree can draft and submit patent applications on behalf of themselves and others by passing the patent bar exam and becoming a registered Patent Agent with the USPTO.
  • Law firms, corporations, entrepreneurial ventures, and many others hire non-lawyers to draft patents.

Professor Michelle L. Gross will discuss the USPTO’s Patent Agent program, the patent bar exam, and how becoming a Patent Agent can provide new and exciting career opportunities for you, especially if you want to draft and submit patent applications, but do not want to spend three years in law school.

Professor Gross will be joined by special guest, Jennifer Harchick,
Staff Attorney for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, who will be available to answer questions and provide additional details about career opportunities for engineering students having an interest in patents.


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