This is the real ISB interview experience of a candidate who has 4.5 years of work experience in Intellectual Property Consulting.
The ISB interview was conducted on October 14, 2018. In his opinion, the interview was mainly focused on the work, profile, and why MBA.
|14th October, 2018
|Intellectual Property Consulting, 4.5 years of Work Experience
|Your Opinion on the approach of the interviewers and their key focus
|Interview was fast paced. Lasted for approx. 35 mins – mostly around work, profile and why MBA. They asked too many follow-up questions and were going deep dive for every response. Pretty grilling experience but a health discussion
Qn: Tell us what exactly do you do in the domain of IP and what all do you do in a typical week at job?
A: Explained Intellectual Property (IP) domain, patents, and typical tasks I do in a week – project scoping, delegating, supervising, client calls, end to end project management, presenting reports to clients.
Follow-up Qn: How does it relate to business?
Ans: Explained how IP ultimately shapes up the business strategy at big technology firms.
Qn: How much does a person spend on filing a patent?
A: It varies from country to country and also on the type of patent (further gave an example to explain costs involved)
Qn: What type of tools do you use to handle IP data?
A: Mentioned a couple of software tools and the company’s propriety data analytics tools
Qn: What type of resistance you face while delegating a task?
Qn: You’ve mentioned concept notes in your essay. Explain a bit more about it
Qn: How does your company product gather data for the databases you use
Qn: How will you differentiate between a copyright infringement and a patent infringement
A: Told our company does not deal in copyrights but I went on to explain the difference between the two since I knew a few things about copyright infringement
Qn: Can I patent a process and a product both in a single patent?
A: technical question- answered it.
Qn: what is the concept of novelty?
Qn: What kind of latest AI and text mining technologies are you using in your services?
A: None as of now. Product team developing some AI-based tools, will be incorporated in the service team later on
Qn: What is the duration of projects you typically work upon?
Qn: Have you done any automation in your job?
A: Quite a bit, not very hardcore automation… explained what we do
Qn: What is the future of ecommerce?
Qn: Why ISB?
A: Answered this question, relating it to my short term goal
Qn: Any questions for us?
A: Thanks for asking but I don’t have any questions right now. I have a couple of alum friends and I attended the info session, so I am sorted for now.
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