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Careers in Patent Processing

Workshop/Seminar: Career Exploration

Apr 17, 2012

Speaker(s): Charles Salahuddin, PhD, NCI Tech Transfer Fellow; Richard Williams, PhD, Technology Development Specialist, NIAID; Chris McAndrew, PhD, Patent Agent/Scientific Advisor, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati.
This event is recommended for: Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

Are you interested in using your technical understanding to communicate and protect the intellectual property of others? Join us to discover what it takes to enter the exciting and rewarding field of patent processing. This panel will include specialists working both privately and within the government and will highlight careers such as a patent agent, patent examiner, and technology transfer specialist. You will learn what steps each speaker took to enter this field, how a scientific background helped their career at various stages, and what additional training is necessary to join the field of patent processing. After brief introductions, the floor will be open for a question and answer session with the panelists. This event is sponsored by FELCOM's Career Development Subcommittee.

This seminar will be videocast at videocast.nih.gov