Science Careers Blog

May 23, 2007

Scientists as Patent Lawyers - Alternative Careers Hit the Mainstream

Here's a sign that alternative careers for scientists have penetrated the public consciousness--an Associated Press article on scientists choosing careers as patent attorneys.

"It's an exciting area of legal practice right now," said University of Pennsylvania law professor R. Polk Wagner. "Every year I see more and more people coming into law school with technical backgrounds."

You can read "Scientists Leaving Labs for Niche in Courtrooms" at, the online home of the Arizona Republic.

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