Patent Law: A Career Alternative or an Engineering Tool

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Brooks Kushman patent litigation attorney, Christopher Smith offers insight to ASM News on the career path to becoming a patent attorney.

Patent Law: A Career Alternative or an Engineering Tool

It was my sophomore year in college and I started taking courses in materials science – my declared major. But as time went on, I began to investigate whether there was a career that could combine my interest in science and technology with creative skills typically not a focal point of engineering, such as writing, argument development, and negotiation. My investigation led me to patent law. I discovered that the diverse technical education I was receiving in my materials science courses could be very useful in a career in patent law.

Read the entire ASM News article written by patent attorney Christopher Smith.

Original Publication:  ASM News March 2011