Someone once said that “if you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room”. Here at Awapatent, as long as you’re not alone at the office, the risk of being in the wrong room is small. This comes as no surprise if you know something about the work at an IP firm. If you don’t, I can give you the short story. It is a tough job. Really tough.
We are the generalists that have to keep in mind that, when our work is reviewed, every little detail counts. Every word we write will be weighed and measured, that’s why it is so important to choose the word already used in the business and that’s why we have to stick to the old way of writing even though it seems old-fashioned and bureaucratic.
To learn the language used in this profession is one part of the job, but I think that the detective work that you have to do for each patent application is the most fun part so far. It is really creative when you are trying to find the gist of an invention, so that the protection for it will be as broad as possible without losing what the invention is all about.
Back to the smart people thing. I had the privilege to front the Awapatent exhibition booth at ARKAD, the career fair days arranged by Lund University last week. I talked to lots and lots of people and many of them were genuinely interested in the area of IP and working at Awapatent. My opinion is that you don’t have to be worried to be in the wrong room in the future either…
Daniel Enetoft, Associate