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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URGENT NEED BY SUCCESSFUL FIRM FOR AN EXPERIENCED PATENT PROSECUTION ATTORNEY WITH A PH.D IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY IF YOU HAVE: -STELLAR EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS -STABLE AND SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY -6-8 YEARS OF STRONG EXPERIENCE WITH PATENT PROSECUTION -EXPERIENCE WITH PHARMACEUTICAL PATENT WORK -EXPOSURE TO HATCH-WAXMAN LITIGATION -PA. BAR LICENSE PREFERABLE (OR WILLINGNESS TO BECOME LIC...
Two full-time openingsare available for Patent Attorneys to join a phenomenal, extremely well-established organization that has been in business for over 40 years. One position would focus on patents related to the electrical arts (i.e. semiconductors, embedded software, etc.) and the other role would concentrate on the organic chemistry field. These positions are located in the gorgeous Seattle,...
An opportunity to shape the future in a growing global organization 4 Weeks Annual Leave Fantastic Benefits Package About LanzaTech: LanzaTech’s award winning technology is revolutionizing the way the world thinks about waste carbon by treating it as an opportunity instead of a liability. LanzaTech’s unique process provides a sustainable pathway to produce platform chemicals that serve as buil...
Myers Wolin, LLC a law firm located in Morristown, NJ, is seeking a mid-level patent agent or patent attorney for full time patent prosecution and opinion work. The candidate MUST have 3+ years of patent prosecution experience in electronics, wireless communications, software, or computer science. Preferred candidates should have at least a master or doctorate degree in these areas. The firm has...
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...
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...
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, reexamination, post-exam, and opposition practices as they m...
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 large molecule biologics. Maintain a substantial and active prosecution docket of U.S. and foreign patent applications, with interference, reexamination, post-exam, and opposition practices as they may ...
Patent Attorney/Agent Requisition ID -00415977 The Position Individual contributor Patent Attorney/Agent to prepare, file and prosecute patent applications, with a primary focus on the protection of inventions andpatent prosecution relating to large molecule biologics. Maintain a substantial and active prosecution docket of U.S. and foreign patent applications, withinterference, reexamination,...
Patent Attorney/Agent Requisition ID -00413901 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...
Title: Intellectual Property - Patent Attorney Email to Colleague Location: California - San Diego Refer to Job # TLLH82354 Apply Now San Diego office seeks patent attorney preferably with prior patent prosecution experience. The candidate will assist with the procurement of U.S. and foreign patent protection for innovative technologies, evaluate the designs of new products, and assist with ...
Title: Intellectual Property - Patent Attorney Email to Colleague Location: California - San Diego Refer to Job # 6P1I77419 Apply Now San Diego office seeks computer science associate attorney having 1-2 years of experience. The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in computer science. Graduate degree is desirable. Experience in software development for web-based applications, client-se...
QinetiQ Farnborough, London
Job description/Person specification Key Accountabilities • Draft, file and prosecute patent applications world wide; • Provide freedom to operate, patent infringement, validity and due diligence analysis; • Advise a variety of internal personnel on patent related matters; • Participate in opposition and appeal procedures; • Identify and evaluate potentially patentable innovations; • Manage...
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. ...
Job Title IP Patent Attorney, Assistant 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...
Genentech
Requisition ID: 00413901 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 small molecule therapeutics. Maintain a substantial and active prosecution docket of U.S. and foreign patent applications, with interference, reexamination, post-ex...
Title: Intellectual Property - Patent Attorney Email to Colleague Location: California - Silicon Valley/San Jose Refer to Job # K0U476185 Apply Now Silicon Valley office seeks patent prosecution attorney having 4 years of experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications and client counseling. The candidate must have a technical background in electrical engineering, comput...
Title: Intellectual Property - Patent Attorney Email to Colleague Location: District of Columbia Refer to Job # LB7F81680 Apply Now Washington D.C. office seeks associate attorney having 1-2 years of experience. The candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering. Graduate degree is desirable.Legal This firm practices exclusively i...
Edwards Wildman Palmer Boston, MA
We are currently seeking a registered Patent Agent/registered Patent Attorney with a background in biotechnology to join our Boston office Intellectual Property (IP) Department. A PhD (molecular/cell biology, biochemistry, medical science, immunology, etc.) and 2-3 years previous patent prosecution experience are required. Successful candidates will have superior academic credentials and writing s...
Hodgson Russ Buffalo, NY
Hodgson Russ BuffaloHodgson Russ LLP is seeking a Patent Attorney/Patent Agent with 1-3 years of experience for our Buffalo office. Hodgson Russ's intellectual property practice is national and international in scope. Clients include Fortune 500 corporations, middle-market companies, and major research and educational institutions, as well as smaller businesses and individuals. The firm work...

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Patent Attorney

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