Patent Attorney Jobs

Patent Attorney Overview


Patent attorneys are legal professionals who specialize in patent law. They are responsible for helping clients secure patents to protect their inventions. These attorneys review notes and documents regarding inventions to determine whether or not the item qualifies for a patent. Many times, inventions can fall in an excluded area that does not qualify for patent protection. Patent attorneys perform research to ensure an invention does not already exist or is already patented. If an invention meets the legal conditions to be patentable, these attorneys guide their clients through the application, drafting and legal process in order to receive the patent. Those looking to pursue a job as a patent attorney may want to gain additional experience as a patent law clerk or paralegal while finishing their education.

Patent Attorney Education Requirements


To become a patent attorney, candidates first need to finish four years of undergraduate study. After the bachelor’s degree, students take the Law School Admission Test, or LSAT, to get into an American Bar Association-approved law school. Law school graduates finish with a Juris Doctorate degree (J.D.) in law. In order to practice as a patent attorney, candidates must be admitted to the bar. Each state has different qualifications for admission, but, in general, an attorney must pass a written state bar exam and prove the character and knowledge necessary to represent clients in legal matters. Patent attorneys must also pass a patent bar exam to prove their knowledge in that specific subject area.

Patent Attorney Job Market


The job outlook for patent attorney jobs is expected to rise approximately 10 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. New attorneys should expect strong competition for open jobs. Typically, more attorneys graduate from law school each year than there are open positions with firms.

Patent Attorney Salary


The median annual salary for patent attorney jobs is $113,530 per year. Salary ranges vary depending on years of experience, type of law firm worked for, and the attorney's case load.
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Special Counsel is seeking a Patent Attorney for a contract in-house position in Allentown, PA. This is an excellent opportunity for professionals looking to supplement their income. 5+ years of Patent experience required, and must be a member of the Patent Bar. Technology experience preferred. If interested in this position, please send your resume in WORD format to *****...
Medley, Behrens & Lewis, LLC, a growing IP boutique in Independence, OH (a suburb of Cleveland, OH), is seeking a patent attorney or patent agent with a technical background in either electrical engineering or computer science. Full-time and part-time arrangements will be considered. Law students that are eligible to sit for the patent bar will also be considered. Compensation will be competitive ...
INHOUSE I.P. COUNSEL SUCCESSFUL SUBURBAN FIRM IS SEEKING INHOUSE COUNSEL FOR AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY! DO YOU MEET THIS CRITERIA? -A minimum of 7 years experience as a patent attorney with significent patent drafting, prosecution, clearance and portfolio management experience -High technical proficiency in the areas of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry and analytical che...
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Cambridge, MA, 02138
This position will manage, direct and leverage designated patent and related intellectual property (IP) activities within NIBR. Primary job responsibilities will include: o Identifying inventions arising from NIBR projects (new biological products, biologics technologies, biological targets, secondary patents (e.g., additional indications, formulations, and combinations)) and drafting, filing, a...
Job Title IP Patent Attorney, Associate General Counsel Company Summary By bringing together online, mobile, and social with our 11,000+ stores and clubs around the world, Walmart eCommerce is creating a seamless experience for customers and members to shop in the way that’s most convenient for them—anytime and anywhere. When you combine our unmatched assets in retail with our commitment to build...
Merz Pharmaceuticals LLC Raleigh, NC, 27611
Merz is a global specialty healthcare company dedicated to the development and marketing of innovative quality products for physicians and patients. Our products are distributed through four divisions: Aesthetics/OTC, Dermatology, Neocutis and Neurosciences. Position Overview: This position represents an opportunity for a licensed patent attorney with a minimum of 5-7 years of corporate patent e...
Position Overview: The Patent Attorney will report directly to the General Counsel and will (i) provide patent drafting and prosecution services, assuring protection of the company’s legal rights and ability to market and sell its products, and (ii) review and draft contracts for the company (both general business related and intellectual property related). Position Responsibilities: Patent pro...
Honeywell Valley, MN
Description Intellectual Property Counsel - Automation & Control Solutions (ACS) Honeywell is seeking qualified candidates for an Intellectual Property Counsel position for its Automation & Control Solutions (ACS) business group. This position will report to an IP Associate General Counsel located in the ACS headquarters in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb. ACS has 65,000 employee...
American Legal Search Austin, TX, 78719
Collegial national law firm seeks a registered patent associate or patent agent for its office in Austin, TX. Successful candidate will have experience with patent preparation/ prosecution, with focus and academic training in the areas of electrical or computer engineering or computer science. Strong academics are a must. Work in the areas of business methods, software, and/or communications-relat...
Major Responsibilities: **Overview:** Amadeus provides the technology which keeps the travel sector moving – from initial search to making a booking, from pricing to ticketing, from managing reservations to managing check-in and departure processes. Our ambition is to facilitate the entire travel journey from door-to-door, and in the process, improve the travel ‘experience’ for hundreds of mill...
The individual holding this position will report to the Associate General Counsel - Intellectual Property to handle patent and intellectual property matters as assigned, and provide advice and services to NREL management, laboratory staff, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and subcontractors at all levels. This position is responsible for interacting directly with all levels of management, both...
Apple seeks to hire a patent attorney to assist in protecting the company’s operating systems and other platform software, application software, cloud infrastructure and other server-side software and service technologies. The successful candidate will work with the business to build and purposefully prosecute the associated worldwide patent portfolio and strategy. This includes identifying patent...
Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. Golden Valley, MN
Description Intellectual Property Counsel - Automation & Control Solutions (ACS) Honeywell is seeking qualified candidates for an Intellectual Property Counsel position for its Automation & Control Solutions (ACS) business group. This position will report to an IP Associate General Counsel located in the ACS headquarters in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb. ACS has 65,000 employee...
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Cambridge, MA
141283BR Patent Attorney II - Biological Patents Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) CFO USA Cambridge, MA NIBRI Legal & Intellectual Property & Compliance Full Time Regular Job Purpose: To manage, direct and leverage designated patent and related intellectual property (IP) activities within NIBR Major Accountabilities: • Partner, challenge and counsel NIBR clients on o...
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Cambridge, MA
144223BR Patent Attorney/Agent: Biologics Patents Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) CFO USA Cambridge, MA NIBRI Legal & Intellectual Property & Compliance Full Time Regular This position will manage, direct and leverage designated patent and related intellectual property (IP) activities within NIBR. Primary job responsibilities will include: o Identifying inventions ar...
Sealed Air Corporation Charlotte, NC
Overview: This position is a Specialist role within our Global Legal Department. The purpose of this role is to acquire intellectual property (“IP”) assets for the company; provide counseling, analysis, and opinions pertaining to IP issues associated with new and existing products; and increase IP awareness and knowledge within the company by proactively engaging and educating company personnel. ...
American Legal Search Atlanta, GA, 30301
Collegial national law firm seeks a registered patent associate or patent agent for its office in Atlanta. Successful candidate will have experience with patent preparation/ prosecution, with focus and academic training in the areas of electrical or computer engineering or computer science. Strong academics are a must. Work in the areas of software, cloud computing, wireless communications, digita...
Patent Attorney Requisition ID -2970454723 The Position Works with scientific staff in preparing and prosecuting patent applications in biotechnology and chemical art areas, conducts prior art searches, and provides freedom of operation analyses. Assist with appeal and interference proceedings. Prepares, files and prosecutes patent applications to obtain the broadest scope of protection. Pro...
Description Intellectual Property Counsel - Automation & Control Solutions (ACS) Honeywell is seeking qualified candidates for an Intellectual Property Counsel position for its Automation & Control Solutions (ACS) business group. This position will report to an IP Associate General Counsel located in the ACS headquarters in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb. ACS has 65,000 employee...
Intellectual Property Counsel - Automation & Control Solutions (ACS) Honeywell is seeking qualified candidates for an Intellectual Property Counsel position for its Automation & Control Solutions (ACS) business group. This position will report to an IP Associate General Counsel located in the ACS headquarters in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb. ACS has 65,000 employees and revenue...

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