From the PhD to Patent Law
If working with scientists to patent their inventions sounds appealing, hear Ryan Murphey talk about how you can get into intellectual property law with a PhD.
Published July 23, 2010
Ryan Murphey, PhD
Ropes & Gray
Ryan Murphey has a PhD in Genetics from Harvard University. Directly after graduate school, Ryan entered the Technical Advisor Program at the law firm Ropes & Gray in New York City. This program hires scientists after their graduate training to work as technical advisors in their Intellectual Property Group while attending law school. Ryan is currently a patent agent and has just completed law school at NYU. He is now preparing for the Bar exam in order to practice as a patent attorney.