As a scientist or engineer you have a unique background that enables you to understand complex inventions. This background is highly desirable by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and inventors alike. That’s why patent law is a great career for scientists and engineers to transition into.
In addition, patent law is often a higher paying career than science or engineering. If you’re considering a career change, than becoming a patent agent or patent attorney may be the perfect career move for you.