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.
Company Confidential Philadelphia, PA
Prestigious law firm is seeking a top notch patent attorney or patent agent for dynamic intellectual property practice. The successful candidate will have 3 - 5 years experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, assisting in the preparation of opinions in the chemical arts and conducting prior art searches. Candidates should have at least a B.S. in Chemistry or related discipline (...
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 *****...
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...
Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Cambridge, MA, 02138
Takeda Pharmaceuticals seeks an in-house Patent Attorney or Senior Patent Agent to join our Intellectual Property group. The successful candidate will provide support for small molecule programs. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Collaborate with scientific staff to prepare, file and prosecute patent applications Conduct and analyze patentability and freedom-to-operate searches and prepare infringemen...
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 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...
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...
The Reston, Virginia office of Harness, Dickey & Pierce (ranked among the top ten patent law firms in the US) is seeking an electrical patent prosecution associate (1-3 years of IP experience preferred). A strong academic record and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering are required. Eligibility to practice before the USPTO is also a plus. Qualified candidates should anticipat...
Company Confidential Denver, CO
Patent Attorney— Law Firm Established firm seeks senior patent attorney for preparation and prosecution work for variety of domestic and foreign clients. Minimum 10 years recent experience preparing applications and responses. Background in electrical arts only. Position will be remote from firm’s main office in metro DC area. Primary responsibilities include application drafting and prosecution ...
Our client, the NY office of an AmLaw 200 firm, seeks a patent attorney for a staff attorney position. The attorney must have five years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution in electrical and software technologies. A degree in electrical engineering or computer science is required, as is fluency in Russian. Candidates must be admitted to the patent bar. The firm provides highly co...
PepsiCo is seeking an experienced and motivated Intellectual Property attorney to join its team of professionals that support PepsiCo's global R&D organization. The role will have a strong emphasis on negotiation and completion of agreements for PepsiCo R&D to protect the confidentiality, ownership and use of PepsiCo innovations and PepsiCo-sponsored research. The attorney will also play an import...
THE CAREER OPPORTUNITY YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR: If you enjoy a challenge and the opportunity to have an impact on company success, consider a career at Whirlpool Corporation. Bring your ideas, enthusiasm and passion to a place where you can make a difference. We are currently seeking a highly qualified Intellectual Property Attorney to be an integral part of the Whirlpool Law Department. ABOUT W...
Cytonome/ST is engaged in the sales and development of several commercial instruments in life sciences, medical, and industrial markets. These systems are based on a core technology platform that combines microfluidics, lasers and optics, electronics, and software to provide our customers with advanced solutions in cell purification. We are looking for a highly motivatedpatent agent/patent enginee...
Ward and Smith, P.A. is seeking an experienced Biotechnology Patent Agent or Attorney. The candidate will: prepare, file, and prosecute domestic and foreign patent applications in the biotechnology arts; provide guidance and counseling on licensing and business transactions involving intellectual property; prepare or assist in the preparation of patentability, freedom-to-operate, and infringeme...
Coordinate and oversee management of patent and trademark portfolios through outside docketing vendor and internal docketing system Coordinate and assist with US and foreign trademark prosecution, including preparing and filing applications and maintenance documents for US filings such as renewals, gathering required information and materials for filings of evidence of use, and maintaining relate...
A Part-time Scientific Technical Writer job in Oakdale, MN is available courtesy of Adecco Engineering and Technical. In this role you will be working in the R&D facility to support the Advanced Materials and Digital Output Media programs. This is a long term contract opportunity for up to 20 hours per week. Part-time Scientific Technical Writer job responsibilities include: • Assisting the pate...
READ THIS! · If you are self-motivated, organized and looking for an excellent future then you should be working here! · This growing North Dallas firm has a position open working for two attorneys and a patent agent. · Drafting legal documents, including correspondence, contracts and agreements. · Electronically file documents with the USPTO · Perform searches in various databases and search...
Large Patent and Trademark Law Firm in Old Town, Alexandria is seeking a Patent Secretary / IP Specialist for a growing practice. Position Description: -Prepare U.S. Patent applications, including Provisionals, Utilities, Designs, Divisionals, Continuation-in-Part (CIP) and 371 (U.S. National Phase). -Process and file Notice to File Missing Parts or Notification of Missing Requirements includin...
Venable LLP, one of the top 100 law firms in the U.S., is seeking an unassigned Legal Administrative Assistant to support attorneys in the Patent Prosecution & Counseling practice groups. Responsibilities include administrative support to various legal staff in the IP Division, including preparing and processing PTO filings, docket maintenance, client billing and other similar duties. Requirement...
Intel Corporation Santa Clara, CA
Description Come join Intel’s Legal General Counsel as a Patent Attorney with wireless expertise. Responsibilities will include the following: -Assist with portfolio management tasks including invention disclosure harvestings, committee meetings and dispositions, quality reviews, outside counsel oversight, notice of allowance and post issuance reviews; -Prosecute selected US and foreign matters...
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$80,000.00 - $223,200.00
Typical Salary for Patent Attorney
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Education / Training
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Protects organization's property by establishing patent and trademark policy; filing applications; litigating infringements.
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Administrative Writing Skills
Applies for patents and trademarks by collecting required information; preparing and defending applications.
Develops patent and trademark opportunities by monitoring research and development processes; conferring with scientists, engineers, and product development staff; researching patents.
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