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The good news is that does not have to be an attorney to be a member of the patent bar. The primary per-requisite is to have an engineering / science degree. Here's how your student can do it:
1) Go to the US Patent and Trademark office's website at www.uspto.govand click the 'Resources' tab search for the document titled "USPTO General Requirements For Taking The Patent Bar"
My student Frank has just completed 3rd year law at UBC in Vancouver. He has an undergraduate science degree in microbiology and immunology.
2) There you will find a list of educational degrees and other related acceptable fields of expertise. Choose a field to focus on and the degrees that field requires to become a patent agent. There may also be a requirement or option for an alternative training in a given field.
(BTW, the law degree is not relevant for the purpose of the patent bar in the US just undergraduate science degree)
Thanks that is what I call a "good start"!
you're welcome. try to rate again. Have him contact the USPTO and schedule an exam. Also highly recommended is to take a prep course
Frank my student seems very interested in becoming a patent attorney, so many thx.. Is your software friend at all interested in my patent(s)? I now have a second one linked to the first.
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