Career Change - patent lawyer?
Posted 09 July 2010 - 01:05 PM
Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:52 PM
Posted 09 July 2010 - 07:37 PM
You could try doing a summer position as a summer student in lab to give some idea of lab work
And ask yourself, if you not a patent lawyer.. what other career paths are you considering?
Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:40 PM
Posted 12 July 2010 - 06:52 AM
Posted 12 July 2010 - 04:12 PM
Most of the good patent attorneys I know in biotech have both a PhD and a law degree. You have to ask yourself if you can invest that much time in acquiring degrees; if so, it may be a good choice for you.
I currently have both a BS and an MS. I have been doing bench work in a lab for over 6 years. I am currently afraid that I may have chosen the wrong career. I am trying to figure out if I should really try to continue as a technician or just fold and start over. I started thinking of what I could go back to school to study. I came accross the patent lawyer, which seems to have a high demand in the job market.
I just keep having this mental image of being 40 years old and being unable to find a good job as a technician doing lab work.
Posted 22 July 2010 - 03:04 PM
I was much more interested and passionate about lab work and inventing things myself than sitting at a desk all day getting buried in paperwork about other peoples cool inventions. Patent attorney is a very similar job (worked with them all the time, we were their antagonists) except they get paid much more at the expense of their soul.