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Re: patent law: I can attest that 10 years ago, if you were going this route, you would become a patent agent immediately, and the law firm would pay for your (night) law school to become a patent attorney.
Perhaps it's changed now in the offers, I don't know. Kind of brutal work schedule for the first few years, but certainly a lucrative way to go. National labs have many pure-research positions (even the weapons labs) and pay scales are indeed generally higher than academia.
So certainly they are worth looking into.