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Patent Agent and Scientific Advisor Career Deep-Dive Workshop

Tom Thrash and Valerie Moore, patent agents in the Vorys Houston and Orange County offices, hosted a 4-day, interactive workshop providing an overview of intellectual property law and the patenting process, with focus on agent and scientific advisor (SAPA) careers. Participants received an introduction to IP careers, a brief introduction to patent law, and an overview of the patenting process. The workshop provided an intense introduction to drafting and patent prosecution, including several interactive breakout sessions. The workshop also emphasized some of the writing requirements and deductive reasoning skills utilized in a patent agent’s or scientific advisor’s day-to-day patent practice. Several case studies were presented and discussed.

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