It has been seen that usually after graduation students are in confusion of what their next career will be like. Many are muddled with the choice they have to make and the way they have to go. One always has lot choices to go with. B.Tech, being a professional course arises the high expectation of a career in the minds of teachers, friends, relatives and parents with great placement opportunities. However, the job is not the only option available to you after doing your graduation course. After graduation and that too B.Tech one has many other options which can be pursued by the students.
After completing B.Tech course from any college one has many ways to go for other than a job available to follow:
1. Starting their own venture: This is considered as the best option to become an entrepreneur. If one has a business idea and enough capital this is best they can do after their B.Tech. This is considered as the coolest thing among youngsters, but it should not be considered as an option to become rich and popular in less time which is not always achievable. It can be possible if one has a brilliant business idea and works dedicatedly towards it, but a student should always take it as learning an alternative. This is the best time to fall and rise again through the selection of entrepreneurship.
2. Other best thing to go for is post-graduation degree: Some students never want their college days to end, they want more of the college days in their life. M.Tech and MBA degree are most suited for B.Tech students. This is not the end of options available to them one can go for M.Sc or any other course depending on the preference of the aspirants.
3. Civil Services: In their college days all dream of being an IAS or IPS officer. Many students once think of it, but most of them step back, assuming that it’s difficult to crack. Indeed, it’s the most difficult exam to crack, but because of the fear of failure, no one gives up trying. Cracking such an exam needs full focus and a lot more than that, full dedication towards your study and the spirit of never giving up.
4. Apart from above alternatives are the short term courses such as diploma courses: These diploma courses may include courses in embedded technology, VLSI, robotics, ethical hacking, protocol testing, and machine designing can open doors to better career options.
Apart from the given job alternatives you can also opt for opportunities in the intellectual property right field. IP jobs are one of the best alternative for engineers to go with, because every company nowadays has its own in-house counsel section.
A patent prosecutor, like a patent agent, spends most of his or her time engaged in activities related to the procurement of patents. This includes talking to clients about their potentially patentable inventions, drafting and ﬁling patent applications, and taking patent applications through the USPTO’s examination process. Ideally, this is done as part of an overarching patent strategy that the patent attorney has developed with his or her client. Patent prosecutors also analyze third-party patents to determine whether they present potential obstacles to their clients’ business plans; evaluate third-party patent assets that might be bought, in-licensed, or acquired through a merger or acquisition; and assist in the out-licensing and sale of their clients’ assets.
A patent litigator specializes in asserting his or her clients’ patent rights against alleged infringers and defending clients who are being sued for patent infringement. In patent litigation, as in civil litigation generally, the actual arguing of a case to a judge or jury is the relatively short end of a long and complicated process (and many cases are settled or dismissed before they even reach trial). Thus, for any given case, a patent litigator will spend most of his or her time identifying and analyzing the relevant provisions of law, collecting evidence, building a litigation strategy, making or assessing settlement offers, and much else besides.
The line between the duties of a patent prosecutor and those of a patent litigator is not always clearly drawn. The patent prosecutor who shepherded an application through the USPTO might be asked to assist or join a litigation team preparing to assert it against an infringer. Patent litigators sometimes help patent prosecutors to obtain patents that will be easier to successfully enforce against an infringer. Prosecutors and litigators might work together to challenge the validity of a third party’s patent using certain quasi-judicial administrative procedures that are available at the USPTO and other patent offices.
Patent agents and attorneys alike must pass the patent bar exam in order to practice before the USPTO. The aspiring patent agent who has passed the patent bar exam will have an advantage over job-seekers who have not, but it is a difficult test that requires considerable preparation. While the exam itself tests one’s knowledge of patent law, in order to sit for the exam, an applicant must satisfy the USPTO that he or she has the requisite technical background. Possession of a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, biology, or biochemistry (among many other fields), will suffice (see General Requirements Bulletin [ USPTO, 2012 blue right-pointing triangle]). The USPTO also puts important restrictions on the registration of non-U.S. citizens (USPTO, 2012 blue right-pointing triangle). Patent attorneys, but not patent agents, also must be admitted to practice law in one or more of the states or in the District of Columbia, and so will have to have taken and passed a state bar exam and satisfied several other criteria. For example, practicing attorneys, unlike scientists, must possess good moral character (Committee of Bar Examiners, 2012 blue right-pointing triangle). Most states administer the bar exam only to law school graduates, although some allow for an apprenticeship instead.
Patent examiners work for a government-run patent office, as already mentioned, but other patent professionals typically begin their careers with a private law ﬁrm. Such employers range from small, specialized patent law ﬁrms to enormous international ﬁrms that practice every sort of law. At a law ﬁrm, one works for several, and perhaps many, different clients. Whether one is an attorney or agent, under the traditional law firm model, one’s time is billed out by the tenth of an hour. Many ﬁrms require their attorneys to bill at least a certain number of hours per year. This creates pressure to efficiently use one’s time so as to maximize the amount of one’s workday that can be billed to the client. This pressure has only increased during the lingering global recession, as clients scrutinize their legal bills ever more closely. Consequently, some firms are exploring alternatives to by-the-hour billing, such as prenegotiated fees for specific projects (Zahorsky, 2012 blue right-pointing triangle).
Most medium-sized or larger biotech and pharmaceutical companies have their own “in-house” patent attorneys and patent agents. In-house legal staff are free of the tyranny of the billable hour (as their employers are their only clients), although their time might be tracked, and they certainly are expected to be productive and efficient. In-house positions are typically available only to attorneys and agents with at least a few years of law ﬁrm experience.
The technology transfer offices of many universities and of government research organizations like the National Institutes of Health also employ patent professionals to identify, protect, and license intellectual property generated at their institutions, but their hiring criteria and job descriptions vary widely.