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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338 Patent Attorney jobs found on Monster.

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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...
Help Wanted: Intellectual Property Associate Attorney for Patent Prosecution; Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Expertise Required Pauly, DeVries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C. is seeking an Associate Attorney to meet the growing needs of existing clientele. Ours is a small, successfulpatent and technology law firm located in downtown Minneapolis. The mission of PDSD is to provide patent legal service...
Cultivates an environment where associates respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics Designing, implementing and monitoring corporate governance processes and procedures Developing and fostering relationships as business partners with client Develops and implements strategies to attract and maintain a highly skilled and engaged workforce Develops and leverages internal an...
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...
Title: Patent Attorney with 5 years of experience in patent preparation and computer science Email to Colleague Location: New York - New York City Refer to Job # VWHM83601 Apply Now New York City office seeks patent attorney with 5 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution. The candidate will be drafting in electrical and/or software technologies. Must possess a four-year deg...
Apple Computer Baltimore, MD
Patent Attorney Job Number: 35608364 Santa Clara Valley, California, United States Posted: Sep. 9, 2014 Weekly Hours: 40.00 Job Summary Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Apple is an industry lead...
Apple Computer Baltimore, MD
Patent Attorney Job Number: 35610177 Santa Clara Valley, California, United States Posted: Sep. 9, 2014 Weekly Hours: 40.00 Job Summary Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Apple is an industry lead...
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Wilmington, DE
The Wilmington, Delaware, office of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is in search of a full-time Patent Attorney, Patent Agent or prior USPTO Patent Examiner with specific expertise in Chemistry and/or Organic Chemistry to work in the Patent Practice of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Responsibilities include prosecuting patent applications directed to chemical processes and compounds...
Genentech
Requisition ID: 00434318 Location: United States Individual contributor Patent Attorney/Agent to prepare, file and prosecute patent applications, with a primary focus on the protection of inventions and patent prosecution relating to large molecule biologics. Maintain a substantial and active prosecution docket of U.S. and foreign patent applications, with interference, reexamination, post-exa...
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/Agent Requisition ID -00434319 The Position Individual contributor Patent Attorney/Agent to prepare, file and prosecute patent applications, with a primary focus on the protection of inventions and patent prosecution relating to small molecule therapeutics. Maintain a substantial and active prosecution docket of U.S. and foreign patent applications, with interference, reexamina...
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...
Job Summary Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Apple is an industry leader in technology innovation, delivering exciting products such as Macs, OS X, iLife, iWork, professional software, iPods, iTunes,...
Patent Attorney/Agent Requisition ID - 00434319 Description Individual contributor Patent Attorney/Agent to prepare, file and prosecute patent applications, with a primary focus on the protection of inventions and patent prosecution relating to small molecule therapeutics. Maintain a substantial and active prosecution docket of U.S. and foreign patent applications, with interference, reexaminat...
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. ...
Intel CA
895636true895636falseSubmission for the position: Wireless Patent Attorney - (Job Number: 742842)false895636falsetruehttps://intel.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=742842&lang=enWireless Patent AttorneyfalseWireless Patent Attorney742842 Come join Intel’s Legal General Counsel as a Patent Attorney with wireless expertise. Responsibilities will include the following: -Assist with portfol...
American Legal Search New York, NY, 10007
Global law firm seeks a registered patent attorney with 1+ years of experience for its NYC office. Successful candidate will have training and experience in the mechanical arts, as well as significant experience in the areas of patent prosecution and the preparation of patentability, freedom to operate, and invalidity opinions. Superior academics from a top tier law school are a must. CONTACT To ...
Robert Half Minneapolis, MN
Description Outstanding downtown Minneapolis law firm seeks a Patent Associate. Candidates should have 0-4 years experience in patent law. In this role, candidates will be responsible for patent preparation, patent prosecution, researching noninfringement and invalidity claims, and other USPTO proceedings. Interested candidates should have strong academic credentials, and an undergraduate degree ...

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Patent Attorney

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