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04/02/09
Patents and Trade Secrets Workshop
Filed under: Recent Posts, Position Searching, Mentoring, Post-docs, Technicians, Legal matters
Posted by: site admin @ 6:52 pm

Ever consider a career in chemical or
technology patents?  At the last couple
of national meetings a workshop on
Patents and Proprietary information
has been offered.

As we see more situations there are
several job titles that are involved in
this field in companies and law firms.
Two of the more significant roles are
patent agents and patent attorneys.

While patent attorneys have responsibilities
for all the following activities, patent
agents perform only the first four”
- assess concepts
- write patents
- File patent applications
- prosecute patent applications
—ONLY PATENT ATTORNEYS
- litigate
- conduct or defend infringement cases
- prosecute or defend law suits

Tools to seek patents:
- scopus
- patent lens
- USPTO
- LEXIS NEXIS
- google patents
- spark IP
- Scirus

also:  JHU.edu/resources/
patent and literature search tools.
pdf .

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