Thursday, October 13, 2011

Science papers are not like patent applications

A post titled In Person: A Career in Biotech Patent Law begins:

I began to consider patent law as a career after working closely with a patent attorney to help prepare a patent application based on the research reported in my doctoral dissertation. During this process, I learned that the scientific standards for peer review (on the one hand) and patenting (on the other) were different, and that the two writing tasks -- a scientific paper and a patent application -- required different approaches

Of the author W.J. Simmons:

National Institutes of Health at New York University (Extramural Post-doctoral Fellow 2006)
New York Law School (J.D. 2006)
Stanford University, Engineering & Science Institute (Certification Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2006)
The State University of New Jersey at University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey (Ph.D. Biological & Biomedical Research Sciences, 2003)
New York University (M.S. Biological Sciences, 1999)
Long Island University (B.S. Molecular Biology, with honors 1995)


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