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Spend time on the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Web site to learn more about patents. Visit the legal services section to find out more about patent practitioners, including patent agents. Another good way to gain exposure to this field is through an internship or entry-level job at an agency or firm that handles intellectual property cases and patent applications. The USPTO offers student internship and volunteer programs that provide opportunities to learn more about the different types of patent practices and gain working knowledge of the patent decision-making process. Visit the Web site for more details: Search online employment sites as well, such as and, to find assistant patent agent job listings.

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