Membership case study: Patent attorney

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Darren Smyth CSci CChem FRSC is a Patent and Design Attorney at EIP in London. He deals with patents in a range of fields, including pharmacueticals, agrochemicals, food chemistry, polymers, oligonucleotides, organic LEDs, semiconductors, metallurgy, batteries and process chemistry.

Darren has a DPhil in synthetic organic chemistry and a master’s degree in Natural Sciences (chemistry) both from Oxford University, so has a solid chemistry background. He talks in this interview about how gaining chartered chemist status throught the Royal Society of Chemistry has helped him get recognition for his expert knowledge of chemical sciences and has raised his profile amongst his legal peers. He also tells us that he would recommend any graduates he takes on at EIP study for the chartered status qualification as early as possible.

Other benefits that Darren enjoys as a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry include the extensive networking opportunities and being able to keep abreast of developments in the chemical sciences through the numerous events and conferences he is able to attend.

A key benefit to Darren is that any chemist he meets is a potential client, so professionally to him as a patent attorney, his membership is invaluable.

Watch the other interviews in this series and find out how becoming a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry could enhance your career in the chemical sciences, whichever sector you work in.

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