Young scientists from the U.S. do not avail themselves of the career-transforming experience of having been trained abroad.
It has been necessary to look at patents 'from 30,000 feet.'
Include a piece of written work, such as a short description of a kitchen implement, with your application.
The examiner has the latest electronic search tools at his disposal and access to more than 38 million documents in the EPO databases.
As with any job search, you need to reflect on your needs and wants, as well as the needs and wants of your prospective employer.
I finally feel that I have hit the right balance between my love for science and a way to apply it.
You have the benefit of being at the cutting edge of science, without having to get your hands dirty!
During the examination, the patent examiner places special emphasis on the judgement as to the inventiveness required.
Technical specialists and patent agents, in particular, do not need to have any legal training before they get their collective feet in the door.
When I decided to be an intellectual property lawyer, I never expected to be standing in my high heels in a dirt field, supervising an early morning raid ...
There is a significant series of hurdles of which every new trainee should be aware--qualification exams!
The job is an interesting mix of academic work and developing good relationships with people.
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