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Patent Attorney Patent Attorneys provide organisations and individuals with advice pertaining to the protection and utilisation of intellectual property rights. They generally work within law firms, consulting to research organisations that wish to protect their research and intellectual property.
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Patent Manager Patent Managers are responsible for overseeing the activities of patent officers and scientists; to ensure that the organisation’s research developments and investments are protected in regard to patent and trademark issues. Patent Managers work within scientific organisations and provide patent and trademark advice.
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Commercial Counsel Commercial Counsellors negotiate contracts and organise agreements regarding intellectual property, which can also include the licensing and assignment of intellectual property. Agreements that need to be arranged by commercial counsellors cover a wide range of legal areas
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Science Journalist Scientific journalists write articles that infiltrate all the different media types, be it scientific magazines or television, in order to convey current research breakthroughs to the general public.
This may involve not only the actual writing of the article, but the discovery of stories, background research, interviews with the scientist and the organisation of relevant photographs and graphics.
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Public Relations Officer The breadth and number of scientific organisations is rapidly increasing, consequentially so is the need for marketing departments and other business related endeavours to support research funding and development. Public Relations Officers with a scientific background can fulfil this growing requirement by promoting and informing the public about scientific information relevant to the company they are associated with.
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Medical Affairs Officer Medical Affairs Officers provide medical information support and scientific input into brand strategies in order to ensure the successful commercialisation of a company’s product.
Furthermore, Medical Affairs Officers acquire, evaluate and disseminate medical and product knowledge in order to advance and enable appropriate business decisions within pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
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