How difficult and stressful is Patent Law?

I'm a senior Mechanical Engineering student, and have always been interested in law school. I am not, however, too familiar with what a patent attorney deals with as far as stress and job difficulty go. Though I know they make a great wage, I'm far more concerned with the amount of stress and hours needed every day to be a patent attorney, and how much actual engineering is called upon (unsure how much I'd remember after a 3 year break!).

Asked By: Kevin H - 9/12/2007
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If you want to be an actual "patent attorney" - and be licensed by the Patent & Trademark Office - there is another exam you have to take - after you have passed your own state's bar exam (or the state where you intent to practice... More
Answered By: Star - 9/16/2007
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Not much difficulty and stress at all. You just have to be able to put inventors' words on paper in a manner that does not prejudice their potential patent rights. This, of course, typically means law school in addition to your undergrad training... More
Answered By: randomopin - 9/13/2007
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