PHYS 123 Speaker Kris Storvick
Physics 123 "What Physicists Do" Speaker Kris Storvick
Date: Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Time: 3:30 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Olin 141
Sponsored by: Physics and Astronomy
Contact: Trenne Fields, x4383Import into your calendar program
(Approx. First Half of Term) Fridays 3:30-4:30 (6a)
What Physicists Do
Olin 141 1 Credit; S/CR/NC
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is pleased to present “Physics 123: What Physicists Do”. This is our annual series of five lectures by guest speakers, many of whom are Carleton alums. The series is intended to introduce students to a broad range of real-world physics and to give some perspective on the kinds of work done by people with a physics background. Speakers will be available for informal discussions over refreshments afterward. Questions: Jay Tasson, Olin 337, x4418, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The speaker for May 3rd will be Kris Storvick.
"The Intersection of Law and Physics: A Career in Patent Law"
Kris will explain the path from an undergraduate degree in physics to a profession in patent law, including the law school application/choice process, law school itself, taking the state bar and patent bar exam with the USPTO, and other issues. Additionally, he will discuss a patent attorney's role in the process from an invention in the laboratory to an issued patent on the technology. Finally, he will discuss how a physics degree makes one uniquely qualified for the day-to-day dealings of a patent attorney, and why a science or engineering degree is, in fact, a requirement to be licensed in this profession.