Are you a scientist or engineer looking to make a career change? This book will help you understand what it's like to work in patent law and how you can make the transition. Breaking into the legal profession can be difficult. This is especially true for scientists looking for alternative careers. In this book, Dr. Holloway describes what it's like to work in patent law, explains what skills are required to be successful, and provides step-by-step instructions on how scientists and engineers can launch new careers in intellectual property law. Based on real life experience, this book exposes the inside world of patent law careers by providing: - a description of patent law - accounts of typical work days in patent practice - ideas on how to approach future employers - example job interview questions - ideas on how to make your job search successful - hints on how to craft resumes and cover letters - descriptions of what makes a successful patent professional - descriptions of other alternative careers including venture capital, science management, technology transfer, and scientific policy.