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Patent Lawyers

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Many patent attorneys work for law firms that focus specifically on patent law or the wider field of intellectual property law, although some practice at firms that offer a wider range of legal specialties. Other lawyers practice at larger technology corporations that hire their own in-house counsels, or at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office itself. For all patent lawyers, however, the work environment tends to be formal and often intense, since the amount of money at issue in patent suits is usually substantial.

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