Is it worth it to go for a LLM degree in Intellectual Property in US?


sougatap
Hi fellows,

Myself Sougata from Delhi, India. I am a MS degree holder having 7 years work experience in Industry and Academic research in the field of communications engineering. I have just made a career switch to Intellectual Property work field. I am currently working for an IP consulting firm here in India as a Sr. RA. I am giving some serious thoughts about going for a LLM degree in IP field. Will it be worth it to go for a degree in US keeping in mind the huge amount of study loans will come post the course? I am really liking this field of IP and see my future in this field now and want to grow more. I am quite aware of the job market in US which i think not very exciting for international people. So i am in kind of thoughts should i go for it or just keep on working and gain my knowledge from work experience ?

Any suggestions or similar experiences if anyone wanna share will be highly appreciated ....

Cheers...

Sou
Hi fellows,

Myself Sougata from Delhi, India. I am a MS degree holder having 7 years work experience in Industry and Academic research in the field of communications engineering. I have just made a career switch to Intellectual Property work field. I am currently working for an IP consulting firm here in India as a Sr. RA. I am giving some serious thoughts about going for a LLM degree in IP field. Will it be worth it to go for a degree in US keeping in mind the huge amount of study loans will come post the course? I am really liking this field of IP and see my future in this field now and want to grow more. I am quite aware of the job market in US which i think not very exciting for international people. So i am in kind of thoughts should i go for it or just keep on working and gain my knowledge from work experience ?

Any suggestions or similar experiences if anyone wanna share will be highly appreciated ....

Cheers...

Sou
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olivers
Why do you want to spend lots of money to earn a degree which will not: a) let you practice law in the US; b) get most likely not result in a job in the US; and c) will make you spend a ton of cash, for work you already do? So, why not learn on the job, where you are? Wait for the jobs to come back and then move to the US.
You will just end up spending a ton of cash for a worthless degree. You don't have a law degree, and want to earn a master of laws degree. An LLM degree alone does not let you practice law anywhere. I suggest you ask your co-workers if an LLM alone will help you move higher in your organization.

Or you can jump in and try your luck with 50 to 60000 dollars.
Why do you want to spend lots of money to earn a degree which will not: a) let you practice law in the US; b) get most likely not result in a job in the US; and c) will make you spend a ton of cash, for work you already do? So, why not learn on the job, where you are? Wait for the jobs to come back and then move to the US.
You will just end up spending a ton of cash for a worthless degree. You don't have a law degree, and want to earn a master of laws degree. An LLM degree alone does not let you practice law anywhere. I suggest you ask your co-workers if an LLM alone will help you move higher in your organization.

Or you can jump in and try your luck with 50 to 60000 dollars.
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sougatap
Thanks mate for sharing your thoughts. I am also thinking the same thing and that's why i am giving some serious thinking on this issue. Ok now why i was thinking to go for a LLM degree is not to become a lawyer or to practice law anywhere but to gain knowledge regarding the intricate details of IP field. I was thinking that to get a position in any top law firm or any IP consulting firm abroad to work as a Patent Analyst/Engineer i need some kind of formal degree in this IP field like a LLM degree or something. But lately i have come to realize that my MS degree along with my past technical exp. and current exp. in IP will be more than enough to apply for any position like this anywhere.

Thanks again .. :)

Cheers mate ...
Thanks mate for sharing your thoughts. I am also thinking the same thing and that's why i am giving some serious thinking on this issue. Ok now why i was thinking to go for a LLM degree is not to become a lawyer or to practice law anywhere but to gain knowledge regarding the intricate details of IP field. I was thinking that to get a position in any top law firm or any IP consulting firm abroad to work as a Patent Analyst/Engineer i need some kind of formal degree in this IP field like a LLM degree or something. But lately i have come to realize that my MS degree along with my past technical exp. and current exp. in IP will be more than enough to apply for any position like this anywhere.

Thanks again .. :)

Cheers mate ...
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@sougata : Its good to see that person is not thinking of doing mba from else where. with such a good work experience you would not have a problem in the selection procedure.
but before that LLM in IP . Yes definitely yes.
but it might need some more guidance from ur fellow workers or ur bosses in your firm.
Coz , there is a lot of scope of companies taking people who has done engg in CS and has a good knowledge of how that works which a petition is filed or the law behind how to use them.
Learning laws relating to IT industry would be very useful.
And , its a perfect match for chief digital officer and its not even necessary that the degree has to work in us , its quite benefical for people living in india and have a huge base in us.

keep working on it. Cheers. !
@sougata : Its good to see that person is not thinking of doing mba from else where. with such a good work experience you would not have a problem in the selection procedure.
but before that LLM in IP . Yes definitely yes.
but it might need some more guidance from ur fellow workers or ur bosses in your firm.
Coz , there is a lot of scope of companies taking people who has done engg in CS and has a good knowledge of how that works which a petition is filed or the law behind how to use them.
Learning laws relating to IT industry would be very useful.
And , its a perfect match for chief digital officer and its not even necessary that the degree has to work in us , its quite benefical for people living in india and have a huge base in us.

keep working on it. Cheers. !
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