From Examiner to Patent Attorney
As a Patent Attorney it’s useful to be able to think like an examiner and doing so is easier if you’ve been one. I started my career at the UKIPO in Newport as a Patent Examiner, a role that required looking at both the technical and legal aspects of a patent application and comparing the invention against those found in patent databases to decide whether to grant a patent. After two years I decide to cross to the “other side of the fence” in search of a new adventure. Jumping to the “other side” dispelled many myths revolving around the profession and helped me to understand that Attorneys and Examiners work toward the same goal: Getting good quality patents granted.