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Careers for PhD Graduates at Law Firms

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PhD scientists with or without law degrees find careers related to patent law, intellectual property, and technology transfer.

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Patent and Intellectual Property Law, Technology Transfer

Law firms, companies and research institutions employ scientists to write and submit patent applications, as well as to investigate the originality of ideas. Similarly the US Patent Office employs PhD scientists to research patent applications. In the technology transfer sector, often based in universities, PhD scientists work to translate academic research into commercial outcomes or products.

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