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Alternative careers for scientists: Patent Law

Wendy Yee nextwave at aaas.org
Fri Dec 6 08:17:38 EST 1996

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Science's Next Wave, a Web site published by American Association for
the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science magazine, will be
presenting a feature on former scientists who have shifted their careers
into patent licensing and patent law. This patent law feature is part of
our series on alternative careers for scientists, New Niches, and will
be accessible starting on Friday, December 6th.

Patent agents, patent attorneys, and a licensing expert from diverse
environments such as biotechnology companies, the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office, and the Stanford University technology licensing
office will discuss several topics, including:

   -- how they made their transition into the field of patent law=20
   -- how to move into patent law with or without a law degree
   -- qualities important for becoming a successful patent professional=20
   -- the intellectual satisfaction of being on the "cutting edge" of

We will also provide links to related resources for scientists
contemplating a switch to patent licensing and law (with or without that
law degree), plus a customized primer from the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office on how to become a patent agent.=20

The patent law New Niche will be active starting on Friday, December
6th. You are encouraged to direct your career questions and comments to
our group of patent law Role Models via our Web site over the next two

The URL for Science=92s Next Wave is www.nextwave.org

We strongly encourage you to tell your peers and colleagues about the
current and future New Niche features.

If you would not like to receive e-mail notices about future Next Wave
features which discuss alternative careers for scientists, please let us

The Editors of
Science's Next Wave

Wendy Yee
Associate Editor
Science's Next Wave
wyee at aaas.org

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