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Biotechnology Patent Lawyers

  • Microbiology Master's Degree Patent Attorney's

    Biotechnology patent lawyers in the growing biotechnology field protect the potentially world-changing processes, applications, tools, and products created using living systems and organisms. They specifically represent industries in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biomechanical spaces. Experiencing an over 10% job growth in the next decade, the demand to switch to this field is here. Change the future of your career without dramatically changing your day-to-day right now with the University of Florida’s fully online Master of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science with a concentration in Medical Microbiology and Biochemistry.

    Where do biotechnology patent attorneys work and what do they do?

    Although some firms specialize in biotechnology patent law, many attorneys in this specialized field work at in-house legal departments of biotech companies. Responsibilities would include tasks like patent prosecution, procurement efforts, freedom to operate and patentability relating to biotechnology, and other regulatory matters.

    Why should I choose UF’s online microbiology graduate program?

    • Introductory track
    • Entirely online
    • Can be completed in as little as one year
    • Affordable tuition

    Learning the aspects of a new field within patent law can be challenging, especially if it’s been a couple years since you last studied upper-level science coursework. The online MS in microbiology and cell science offered by UF has an introductory track that reengage students with scientific learning. Covering the basic biology of microorganisms and the fundamentals of biochemistry and molecular biology, you’ll feel prepared and comfortable as you continue through the challenging coursework.

    The program is entirely online and can be completed in as little as a year to make your career transition fast. If needed, you have the flexibility to take courses over a longer period of time to complement your life commitments.

    The program accepts students for fall, spring and summer semesters. Change your tomorrow by enrolling today!

    Microbiology Introduction Track

    The University of Florida’s online MS in Microbiology & Cell Science with a concentration in Medical Microbiology and Biochemistry program is academically demanding and requires a solid foundation in upper-level science coursework. For students transitioning from different backgrounds into the program, an introduction track provides the necessary framework to successfully complete the remaining coursework.

    The two required courses for the introduction track include:

    Once these courses are completed successfully, students can proceed to other required courses and electives. The introduction track credits count toward the students electives, so entering the program through the track will not slow progress or delay completion expectancy.

    In order to graduate, students must complete the following:

    • Required Courses – 20 credits (including 3 credits of module courses)
    • Elective courses – 10 credits minimum at student’s discretion.

    30 credits in total are needed to graduate

    15 of the 30 credits need to be completed in Microbiology and Cell Science course with a MCB, PCB, or BSC prefix.

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    Required Courses

    These courses must be taken at some point in your education

    MCB 6940 Careers Seminar
    BSC 6459 Fundamentals in Bioinformatics
    BCH 5413 Eukaryotic Molecular Biology and Genetics
    MCB 5252 Microbiology, Immunology, and Basis for Immuno-therapeutics
    MCB 5505 Virology


    (One can count as required and one can count as elective if you take both)

    MCB 5205 Microbiology of Human Pathogens
    GMS 6121 Infectious Diseases


    (One can count as required and one can count as elective if you take both)

    MCB 7922 - Journal Colloquy - Host-Microbe Interactions
    GMS 7192 - Journal Colloquy – Infectious Disease

    Introductory Courses (Intro Track students only)

    MCB 6937 Special Topics – Biology of Microorganisms
    GMS 5905 Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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