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.
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...
We are looking for an attorney with Patent law experience to fill a full time position. This position is responsible for providing support to the legal department through the preparation of legal documents, review of prior art for patent prosecution purposes, and by conducting legal and factual research. This position exercises discretion and independent judgment in the preparation of legal docum...
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, successful patent and technology law firm located in downtown Minneapolis. The mission of PDSD is to provide patent legal servic...
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...
Seattle Genetics, Inc. Bothell, WA
Practice Areas: Patent Intellectual Property Patent Prosecution Description: 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 res...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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. (...
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...
Position Summary / Overview: The Legal Secretary's role is to provide administrative support to assigned firm personnel; assist and relieve attorneys and other personnel of administrative and clerical work by performing essential duties and responsibilities which include the following: Essential Job Requirements: • Answer telephones for attorneys, as well as others in a professional manner; tak...
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...
The Senior Patent Docket Specialist is responsible for the integrity of the firm’s Patent docket database which specifically includes maintaining the cases, processing patent related correspondence in and out of the firm, as well as executing various reports and distribution of daily reminders for clients and attorneys. In addition, the Senior Patent Docket Specialist will assist the Patent Practi...
Georgia-Pacific (GP) is among the world's leading manufacturers of bath tissue, paper towels, napkins, tableware, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, nonwoven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. Our wood products business makes DensGlass® gypsum board often seen in commercial construction, DryPly® plywood and RESI-MIX® wood adhesives, among others. Our ...
Patent Analyst/Technical Writer Job Description: Solar Junction is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the role of Patent Analyst & Technical Writer responsible for helping maintain Solar Junction’s intellectual property portfolio, a critical business function of the company. Responsibilities of this role include patent analysis, technical patent writing, patent landscape se...
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...
Dentons is a global firm driven to provide a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. It was formed in March 2013 by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Dentons is built on the solid foundations of these three highly valued law firms. Each built an outstand...
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$80,000.00 - $223,200.00
Typical Salary for Patent Attorney
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Protects organization's property by establishing patent and trademark policy; filing applications; litigating infringements.
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Litigates patent and trademark infringements by identifying and investigating problem; determining best course of action; filing and managing suits.
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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