Careers in Patent Law

February 28, 2020
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If you have (or will soon have) a degree in engineering, computer sciences, or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics and related disciplines), you can take the Patent Office’s Registration Exam to become a Patent Agent. Patent Agents can make up to $20,000 a year more than similarly situated engineers and scientists. The Exam is available virtually on-demand via computer. Becoming a patent agent can also be a step toward the even more lucrative career of becoming a Patent Attorney.

If this sounds intriguing, come join Practising Law Institute (PLI) for a presentation by Mark Dighton, PLI’s Director of Law School Relations and a Director of their Patent Office Exam Course. Topics for discussion include:

  • Careers for patent agents (what the work is like and where you find it),
  • The qualities and skills that will make you happy and successful in this field (e.g., communication skills), and
  • The latest info on the Patent Office’s Registration Exam (who can take it, how it works, and recommendations on how to study for this very difficult Exam).

Date:     Thursday, March 5th

Time:     4pm

Location: EEB 132

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Published on February 28th, 2020

Last updated on February 28th, 2020