patent technology specialist positions question

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app
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patent technology specialist positions question

Post by app » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:25 pm

I was wondering if it's possible to get a patent technology specialist position for someone who has say worked for a decade or so as a sw engineer in silicon valley tech.
I tried looking at linkedin jobs search but could only find a few positions even in SV hub posted by a firm named alchemy legal https://alchemylegalrecruiting.com/. all those positions mentioned experience required working on patents.

how difficult is it to get these? what kind of salary exists for these?
what is the best way to apply for these? should the resume be tailored differently than the typical software engineer resume or any tests other than lsat needed?

redtalun
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Re: patent technology specialist positions question

Post by redtalun » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:04 pm

Assuming you have a EE/CompE/CS degree, your SW experience will be a plus. Firms don't like to hire agents/tech specs with zero patent drafting experience because it takes time to train you + you won't be profitable for at least a year. If you're serious about making the switch, passing the patent bar will help a lot.

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Re: patent technology specialist positions question

Post by app » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:23 pm

redtalun wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:04 pm
Assuming you have a EE/CompE/CS degree, your SW experience will be a plus. Firms don't like to hire agents/tech specs with zero patent drafting experience because it takes time to train you + you won't be profitable for at least a year. If you're serious about making the switch, passing the patent bar will help a lot.
I applied to a few posting online posted by recruiting firms, but didn't hear back. I basically submitted my SW engineering resume with initial few lines about objective being "able to work with lawyers in IP law and patent drafting". Other than taking patent bar, anything I could do? Lsat is low-17x. does that matter?

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