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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.

One comment on “Scientists as Patent Lawyers – Alternative Careers Hit the Mainstream”

  1. Slaton says:

    In the last few years this has become even more true. STudents and young professionals from a variety of backgrounds are entering law schools in massive numbers around the country.

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