Career of the Month: An Interview With Patent Attorney-in-Training Peter Brownby: Megan Sullivan

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From money-making inventions we think of in the middle of the night to scientific breakthroughs discovered in labs, patents help us protect our original ideas from copycats. With our ideas—legally dubbed intellectual property (IP)—safeguarded, we can then share them with the world. Patent attorney-in-training Peter Brown works with innovative researchers at the forefront of scientific advancement. He puts the necessary IP protection in place so that scientists get credit for their work, and we can all benefit from their novel discoveries.

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12/1/2009

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  • on Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:33 AM

Scientists working in cutting edge technology or application research sometimes need their ideas protected before they can be shared with the world. These ideas are call Intellectual Property or IP. The scientist in this article, after working for many years in the lab decided to become a patent attorney based on his experiences. This meant he gave up pure science research to enter the side of commercialization of science. This is an interesting twist on being a scientist and students might enjoy reading about his job.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)


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