Patent Agent Information Session


Location: 155 Debartolo

Do you have (or will soon have) a degree in engineering, computer sciences, or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, or related disciplines)? If so, you can take the Patent Office’s Registration Exam to become a Patent Agent. Patent Agents can make up to $20,000 a year more than similarly situated engineers and scientists.

Sound intriguing? Come join Practising Law Institute (PLI) Monday, March 20th for an information session from 5pm-6pm in 155 Debartolo Hall.

Mark Dighton, PLI’s Director of Law School Relations and Patent Office Exam Course, will be presenting on the following topics:

• Details about the exam; who can take it, how it works, and recommendations on the best study practices to be successful
• Careers for patent agents; what is the work like and where can you find it?
• Qualities and skills to be successful once you’re in this field

Special Guest; Ryan Flaherty, Notre Dame Ph.D. ’16, MSPL ’16 and current Patent Agent at Price Heneveld, LLP.