Oklahoma Bioscience Leaders Point the Way for the Next Generation
Dunlap Codding Patent Agent Dr. Kathryn Hester was quoted in April Wilkerson’s article in The Journal Record on March 31. According to the article,” the beauty of the bioscience industry is that a person can move from pipettes to patents if stagnation sets in.”
Dr. Hester is quoted on the path she took to protect innovations. ”My path has been pretty straightforward with a crook in it. I went straight from the Ph.D. to work for the law firm. I knew when I was doing my graduate work that I didn’t want to stay in a lab for the rest of my life, but I wasn’t sure exactly where I wanted to go. Patent law is an interesting area of the law in that it does not require a law degree to practice it. It actually requires a technical degree because you need to be able to understand what the inventions are and to be able to critically analyze them and to write patents correctly.”
The article continues, profiling other University of Oklahoma graduates and scientists.