Elizabeth Boehm on life as a patent agent at Wolf Greenfield

IP Talk with Wolf Greenfield

Apr 7 2022 • 12 mins


Patent Agents are experts with advanced degrees and deep insights. Not all IP law firms have patent agents. But Wolf Greenfield has long recognized that having specialists who are not attorneys on the team adds to the firm’ richness - and provides an attractive career path for non-attorneys who love the world of IP law.

Elizabeth Boehm is a Patent Agent in Wolf Greenfield’s Biotech group. She assists the firm in biotechnology patent prosecution, and has extensive knowledge in the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics.

In this episode of IP Talk with Wolf Greenfield, Elizabeth shares her thoughts on the life of a patent agent at Wolf Greenfield. Here are a few of the highlights:

01:12 - What attracted Elizabeth to the career of patent agent?

02:16 - A day in the life of a patent agent

03:54 - Wolf Greenfield as a leading firm for patent agents

05:12 - Feels liberating to be a patent agent

07:10 - Patent agents use their science degrees everyday

07:57 - Having a “seat at the table” in the biotech group

09:45 - What makes the patent world intriguing?

10:31 - Elizabeth's advice for STEM professionals considering a career as a patent agent