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A lawyer is a person who has had specialized training in legal matters. Most lawyers go to law school and then take the Bar - a very difficult, comprehensive exam that qualifies them to present cases in courts before judges.

In a biotech company, a lawyer's job is mostly in business law - they prepare and review contracts, write patents, and set up licensing agreements if another company or individual has the patent of material or a procedure the company wants to use.

Legal Report

The legal report must:

  • provide background on legal issues in genentic engineering
  • address whether their are patent issues with this product
  • discuss wheter the producat can be patented
  • describe what the company must do to get the product patented
  • identify materials that need to be licensed to make this product
  • describe any other legal issues that need to be addressed

The lawyer has primary responsibility for this report..

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