As an analyst you can work on a variety of patents from all over the world, and typically in a day I will work on 10 to 20 patents.
"I have come to the realization that in order to be able to enjoy science, you need to know the art of it."
There is an air of dynamism and activity just now, but it must be seized on, because--politics being politics--things can change suddenly.
NSERC's funding woes continue despite the federal government's earlier promise for increased spending on research and development.
I believe that the profession of patent agency is one of the best-kept secrets in the world of science.
In the understandable rush to get published and funded, scientists tend to spill the beans too early and in too much detail for them to ever win a patent.
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The base of the scientific pyramid is becoming smaller and smaller and erosion at the top won't be repaired with stones making their way upward.
Taking the initial leap was difficult and very, very, scary ... but it was also exciting, challenging, and enlightening.
We do not want to support brain drain effects from emerging countries.
--Professor Klaus Landfried, President of HRK
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