The Boston Globe today has an AP article on the growth if IP law careers as an option for scientists. Those of us with IP classes in our law school have seen the boom develop. They talk in the article about the pleasures of using writing and communications skills in this combined career, two skill sets that aren't used the same way or extent in labs. They talk about the disappointments of an academic career with a pretty low salary. One thing they don't mention is the way women scientists find a more friendly workplace in law compared to the labs or academic situations where they find themselves under subtle fire.