In June of 1902

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In June of 1902, Einstein was offered a job as a technical expert (third class) at the Bern  Patent Office. For an annual salary of 3,500 francs, he was responsible for deciding  whether submitted inventions were deserving of patent protection, whether they  infringed on existing patents, and whether the products actually worked. Einstein could  complete his tasks so quickly and so well that he had ample spare time in which to  pursue his scientific work, and was even granted a raise of 400 francs soon after being  hired.  While living in Bern, Einstein met regularly with a close circle of friends who shared his  interests in physics and philosophy. These individuals included the Romanian student  Maurice Solovine, his old friend Conrad Habicht, an electrical engineer Lucien Chavan,  and Einstein's closest friend from the Polytechnic, Michele Angelo Besso. These men 
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