Reasons to Go In-House
[00:00:00] I seem to have hit glass ceilings many times at several law firms, and I can't find an easy way to avoid this at other places. Okay. A few in-house patent prosecution licensing rules have found good mutual interests, and they could let me fully perform.
I assume I can always go back to law firms with strong patent prosecution skills. With you, last week's advice on going in-house in mind, does this sound like a good reason to go in-house?
I think with patent prosecution, you can go back to law firms. I think that is accurate. I don't know why you're hitting the glass ceiling. I think it's probably just about maybe learning how to get business. I think that's something that you can do.
I think anyone can learn how to get business. I remember one time going to a presentation from a partner, one of the law firms, and he was saying that the biggest nerd in LA was also the guy that had the most business. And so he was his guy that was just completely, you can imagine no briefcase and papers falling all over the place and stuff.
Just learn how to get business. If you learn how to get business you're gonna stop hitting the glass ceiling and then law firms will need you to work for them. If [00:01:00] you like these licensing roles and that you've found jobs that you are happy at, in-house the only thing I would just say is that is a good reason.
I would just make sure that there's, stability and you believe it's a good long-term role. And then ask, who's currently doing the job and ask the history of the department. And if it looks like there's something there that's good. And that would be helpful and I recommend that.