The Wednesday afternoon Patents and Intellectual
Property workshop in Philadelphia proved to be most
In addition to covering all of the planned material
related to defining the nature of patent protection,
- the different roles of patent agents and patent
- websites that are good sources for patents
Separate small group discussions evolved about
the role of patent agents and patent attorney
preparation, personal statement and passing
of the bar. Special thanks go to Dr. George
Fairchild and Dr. Amy Hayden who
beneficially added to this terrific workshop.
We learned that both patent agents and patent
- assess material and patent literature
- write and file patents with the office
- prosecute patents
Attorneys are also involved in
- law suits
Web-sites for patents included (is this legal
- free patents online
- Patent file conversion
- US patents
- european patents
Gee whiz! I honestly thought I had written
something about thank you notes. During the
Philadelphia ACS meeting, GS sent me the
“It was great to see you again at ACS, I do
have another “career question” for you. After
interviews, are email thank you’s now as
acceptable as written thank you’s? I tried
to find the answer on the blog, but couldn’t….
There are several links that address the advantages,
the content and the timing of thank you letters.
CareerSolvers does the best job in my mind
encouraging people to write thank you notes.
So well done that my comment is just go there!
ScienceJobs adds some particulars that should
be considered for each situation.
One of the members who attended the Jobs in
Academe workshop at the Philadelphia ACS national
meeting this week asked the question:
“What institutions offer academic post-docs?”
This post offers the response.
Our information indicates
University of Georgia
University of New Hampshire
ScienceCareers had an article on this subject.