I'm a first year IP attorney and I have recently been laid off. I'm considering going back to school to get my master's degree in electrical engineering. Would you recommend this?
Absolutely. The need for IP attorneys that have hard science backgrounds in electrical engineering, computer science, and physics continues to grow. In fact, this seems to be the only practice group area that has been sheltered from the economic down turn that California has been in the grips of during the last 6 months. Now, if you really want to make yourself marketable, consider learning an Asian language such as Mandarin.