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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Our client, an AmLaw200 firm, seeks an experienced patent attorney or patent agent to assist with preparations for an upcoming litigation. The attorney/agent will analyze patents related to the litigation, prepare summaries and engage in prior art searches. This project may lead to work on other various patent matters for the firm, and potentially to a permanent position for the right candidate. ...
Seattle Genetics is seeking is a patent attorney or agent with prosecution experience in molecular biology or immunology, and preferably antibody prosecution. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Draft and prosecute patent applications involving new antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) Collaborate with research personnel to develop and execute patentability strategies for new therapeuti...
Intellectual Property firm in Waconia, MN seeks an associate or patent agent with two to four years of experience in patent prosecution. Technical background and excellent academic credentials required. Backgrounds in electrical engineering and computer sciences are preferred. The candidate must be a member of the Patent Bar....
PATENT PROSECUTION ATTORNEY, BAR MEMBERSHIP and three or more years experience to prepare and prosecute applications before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Undergraduate and graduate degrees in Electrical or Chemical Engineering and enrollment before the U.S. PTO are required. Copies of undergraduate, graduate and law school transcripts, together with a current resume to: R. E. Bushnell, Esq.,...
The Patent Attorney will work in the innovative and collaborative IBM Patent Center, which prepares and prosecutes patents within the broad range of technologies representing the entire IBM development environment. Under the supervision of a lead U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) registered patent attorney or agent, the Patent Attorney will be responsible for writing, filing, and prosecuting ...
The experienced Patent Attorney will work in an innovative and collaborative IBM Patent Center focused on a broad range of technologies representing the entire IBM development environment. Within the IBM Patent Center, the Patent Attorney will be responsible for writing, filing, and prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). In addition, the Patent Attorney will...
The early career Patent Attorney will work in the innovative and collaborative IBM Patent Center, which prepares and prosecutes patents within the broad range of technologies representing the entire IBM development environment. Under the supervision of a lead U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) registered patent attorney or agent, the Patent Attorney will be responsible for writing, filing, and...
Boutique Intellectual Property firm in Gainesville, Florida seeks Patent Paralegal / Patent Administrator to support attorneys in intellectual property matters, primarily the prosecution of patents, as well as trademarks and copyrights. RESPONSIBILITIES · Prepare and electronically file documents in USPTO using EFS-web. Documents include: patent applications (design and utility- provisional, non...
Vanguard-IP San Jose, CA
Requirements Electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering or physics degree and solid patent prosecution experience. Responsibilities Patent drafting and prosecution, portfolio management, patent analyses, due diligence, and some licensing. Will be handling mostly Qualcomm work but will also be given other client matters to work on. Technologies: both hardware and software. (...
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...
KJM Staffing Solutions LLC California, CA
KJM Staffing Solutions has a opportunity for an experienced Patent Attorney or Patent Agent with 2-4 years of prosecution, portfolio management and infringement assessment experience. Successful candidates will have a degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. This role offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and the opportunity to grow withing a global leader. Candidates ...
Responsibilities - Preparation and prosecution of patents - Strategic development and management of a patent portfolio - Participation in the invention identification and review process - Coordination with R&D and Marketing to develop and implement IP strategies to support product development and licensing programs - Management of outside patent counsel including foreign counsel - Analysis o...
Seattle Genetics is seeking is a patent attorney or agent with prosecution experience in molecular biology or immunology, and preferably antibody prosecution. Major Duties and Responsibilities: Draft and prosecute patent applications involving new antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) Collaborate with research personnel to develop and execute patentability strategies for new therapeuti...
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...
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...
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...
Patent Attorney Wanted for Intellectual Property Law Firm Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel, P.C. is seeking Associate Patent Attorneys. Candidates must have experience in patent preparation and prosecution in addition to a solid technical background and the ability to quickly learn new technology. A law degree and a degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineer...
The Webb Law Firm, a fast-growing Pittsburgh-based intellectual property law firm with a long-standing history, is seeking associate candidates with a technical background in Electrical Engineering and / or Computer Science. The firm is seeking qualified candidates holding at least a Bachelor of Science degree, a J.D. from an accredited law school, and a minimum of 2-5 years of experience as an IP...
HARRINGTON & SMITH, with an office in Shelton, Connecticut seeks an associate to join its intellectual property practice.The Firm's practice is predominantly limited to patent application preparation and prosecution, but also includes client counseling, opinion work and related matters. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics or Computer Science and be ad...

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