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.

50 Patent Attorney jobs found on Monster.

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Prestigious IP Law Firm in Alexandria, Virginia is seeking an Associate / Attorney. Position Summary: Litigation exposure will include practice before the federal district courts, the International Trade Commission, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and trial proceedings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. This role will assist partners in evaluating clients' IP rights, counseli...
Patent Attorney/Agent Murabito, Hao & Barnes LLP, an Intellectual Property Law Firm in the Silicon Valley seeks Patent Attorneys/Agents for patent preparation and prosecution in the semiconductor, electronics and software arts....
My client, an IP law firm, is seeking a Patent Attorney for its DC office. This position will provide the opportunity to work on a wide variety of patent prosecution, opinion, litigation and counseling matters in the mechanical field with quality domestic and foreign clients. The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate or advanced degree in mechanical engineering and have 3 years of patent p...
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 millions of people every year. We do this by...
iOttie is a leading manufacturer and distributor of smartphone and tablet accessories since 2010. Our team strives to produce products that are innovative, creative, and unique, while maintaining a high level of quality. At iOttie, we utilize our industry expertise and continuously challenge ourselves to create functional and innovative accessories to aid your everyday needs. iOttie is looking for...
National law firm seeks a Patent Prosecution Associate Attorney with 1 to 4 years of experience for its Atlanta office. Candidates must be a member of the Patent Bar and have a background in electrical engineering or, computer engineering/science, and distinguished academic credentials. Collegial environment and competitive compensation. Job 3402 GA. ALSO AVAILABLE IN WASHINGTON, DC AND NEW YORK C...
AmLaw 100 law firm seeks a Patent Associate Attorney with 2 to 4 years of experience for its office in Atlanta. Candidates must have experience in patent preparation and prosecution as well as be a member of the Patent Bar. A degree in engineering (electrical, computer engineering) or a related discipline is a must. Competitive candidates for this patent associate attorney position will have techn...
Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C., an intellectual property law firm based in Troy, Michigan, has a unique opportunity to place an attorney in-house at a subsidiary of a large Japanese corporation located in Nagoya, Japan which specializes in international patent practice. Qualified candidates should be licensed to practice in a state, preferably be registered with the U.S. Patent Office and have 1...
Greer Burns & Crain Ltd., a mid-sized IP firm in downtown Chicago, is seeking a patent attorney with at least five years of patent prosecution and IP agreement experience. An undergraduate degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or a closely related field is required. The successful candidate will handle patent preparation and prosecution, draft various types...
Midsize IP firm located south of Boston in Canton, MA seeks a patent attorney having a strong EE/CS background. At least 3 years of patent prosecution experience preferred with industry experience required. Candidates with RF experience will be given priority. Firm attorneys work in a wide range of interesting technology areas for large and small corporate, institutional and individual clients. Co...
Patent Law Firm – Austin, Texas We are a boutique intellectual property law firm with a wealth of experience in patent acquisition, licensing, litigation, and other intellectual property activities. We specialize in the Technology Areas of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits, Communications and Transmission, Memory and Storage Systems, Microprocessors and Computer Software, and Power, Industria...
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, a law firm with offices in Boston, Framingham and Worcester, is seeking an experienced registered patent attorney. The successful candidate will have the ability and willingness to provide a broad range of intellectual property services to firm clients in addition to patent prosecution. Responsibilities will include supervising the prosecution of U.S. and foreign trademark r...
Job Summary Join MathWorks and take a central role in protecting the intellectual property of a global software company. Our software is used by engineers, scientists, and mathematicians for performing complex computing tasks, such as design and analysis of complex systems, data analysis, financial modeling, software validation, and generating software for embedded processing devices. You will app...
Byrne Poh LLP is a rapidly growing, but currently small boutique patent law firm located in New York, NY seeking associates to join our practice. We are looking for talented and motivated attorneys that will work closely with us in the preparation of all documents related to US and foreign patent applications for our clients. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, universities, and high-tech s...
Withrow & Terranova, PLLC, a mid-size Intellectual Property Law Firm located in Cary, North Carolina in close proximity to Research Triangle Park, is seeking a highly qualified registered Patent Attorneys or Patent Agents that possess at least a Bachelor’s level degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science and 0-3 years of patent application preparation and prosecuti...
Vierra Magen Marcus LLP, a nationally recognized and San Francisco based IP law firm, is seeking motivated attorneys/agents to represent the firm’s Fortune 500 and other clients. Due to our geographically diverse clientele and current telecommute technologies, we can accommodate attorneys and agents who want to work from home in locations outside of Northern California. We are alternatively willin...
Patent Paralegal Business Unit: Vaccines & Diagnostics - Global Legal Division: Vaccines & Diagnostics Company/Legal Entity: Novartis Job Reference Code: 142645BR Job Purpose: This role will be responsible for supporting the patent attorneys in our Cambridge office in all procedural and substantive matters regarding the preparation, filing and prosecution of US and international patent application...
Intellectual Property law firm in Washington, DC is seeking an experienced Patent Prosecution Legal Secretary. Position Summary: Responsibilities include typing documents from dictated tapes and handwritten documents; formatting and proofreading documents typed by attorneys; drafting routine correspondence; preparing documents and forms for attorney's review; screening telephone calls and serving...
Patent and Trademark Law Firm in Washington, DC is seeking an experienced Patent Prosecution Paralegal. Position Summary: - Contact clients regarding patent prosecution matters - Process USPTO correspondence - Retrieve documents from USPTO website - Utilize patent system to create documents necessary for patent prosecution - Draft and format documents for letters to clients - Draft replies to Offi...
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