Patent Lawyers

High School

To prepare for this field, take college preparatory classes in high school that include the sciences (such as biology, chemistry, and physics) and government or law. In addition, take mathematics and economics classes, which will give you practice working with numbers and theories. Take history or social studies courses, which will provide you with an understanding of the development of societies, as well as the ability to turn research into a logical, progressive argument. Since much of your professional time will be spent researching documents, writing patent specifications, and presenting arguments, be sure to take English and speech classes to develop your writing, speaking, and research skills. Finally, since many colleges have a foreign language requirement and patent work takes place around the world, consider adding a language to your class schedule.  

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