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Patent Agent and Scientific Advisor Career Deep-Dive Virtual Workshop

On January 3-6, 2023, Tom Thrash and Valerie Moore, patent agents in the Vorys Houston and Orange County offices, will host a 4-day, interactive workshop providing an overview of intellectual property law and the patenting process, with focus on patent agent and scientific advisor (SAPA) careers. Participants will receive an introduction to IP careers, a brief introduction to patent law, and an overview of the patenting process. The workshop will provide an intense introduction to claim drafting and patent prosecution, including several interactive breakout sessions. We will significantly emphasize 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 will be presented and discussed.

Participants will also have the option to prepare a written response for an Office Action of a published U.S. Patent. A Certificate of Completion is available to participants that attend all four days and complete the optional Office Action response.

Applicants should be seriously considering a career in intellectual property law and wanting a more in-depth understanding of the day-to-day duties and the deductive reasoning skills needed for a SAPA career.

To apply for the workshop, please send a resume and cover letter to

To learn more about Vorys Scientific Advisors/Patent Agents, click here.

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