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I have a technical background with degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Should I begin looking for patent agent positions now or wait until I have the USPTO licensure on my resume?

published July 01, 2013

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I have a technical background with degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. I am interested in patent agent positions or technical advisor roles, but I will not be able to take the USPTO exam until a few months from now. Should I begin looking for patent agent positions now or wait until I have the USPTO licensure on my resume?


Answer:

That’s a great question. If your degree is highly in demand with law firms in your geographic region, it might make sense to go ahead and start your search. I have successfully worked with candidates and secured them positions without the USPTO licensure, but their skill-sets were very much in demand (for example, EE candidates). I think if those candidates had had the USPTO licensure on their resumes, they might have had more interviews, but they had plenty of interest even without the licensure.

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