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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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...
Technology company in the Twin Cities area needs local patent attorney or patent agent to help with contract project! Work will entail reading numerous patents and preparing brief summaries of each, then entering information into a system. Qualified candidates, please submit a resume in WORD format and include a brief paragraph describing relevant experience. Only qualified local candidates will b...
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,...
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...
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Cambridge, MA
Job ID 141283BR Posting Title Patent Attorney II - Biological Patents Division Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) Business Unit CFO Country USA Work Location Cambridge, MA Company/Legal Entity NIBRI Functional Area Legal & Intellectual Property & Compliance Job Type Full Time Employment Type Regular Job Description Job Purpose: To manage, direct and leverage designated p...
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Cambridge, MA
Job ID 144223BR Posting Title Patent Attorney/Agent: Biologics Patents Division Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) Business Unit CFO Country USA Work Location Cambridge, MA Company/Legal Entity NIBRI Functional Area Legal & Intellectual Property & Compliance Job Type Full Time Employment Type Regular Job Description This position will manage, direct and leverage designate...
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...
Title: Intellectual Property - Patent Attorney Email to Colleague Location: Wisconsin Refer to Job # A68K70619 Apply Now Madison office seeks electronics attorney preferably having 1-6 years of experience. The candidate must have an advanced degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field, and have strong patent prosecution skills. Should preferably have experience wit...
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. ...
Title: Patent Attorney with 2-6 years of prosecuting experience Email to Colleague Location: Massachusetts - Boston Refer to Job # MCOW83230 Apply Now Boston office seeks biotechnology patent attorney with 2-6 years of experience in drafting and prosecuting biotechnology patent applications. The candidate must have an advanced degree in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacology, and...
Troutman Sanders LLP Atlanta, GA
The Atlanta office has an immediate need for experienced 2-5 year Intellectual Property Patent associate or Patent agent candidates. A degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science is required as well as experience in patent prosecution. This is an opportunity to represent clients in an international practice and participate immediately in sophisticated intellectual p...
BCG Attorney Search Houston, TX
Job Description: Atlanta office seeks junior to mid-level attorney with 2-5 years of patent experience. The candidate must have an advanced degree in chemistry, with knowledge or expertise in organic, inorganic, industrial and/or pharmaceutical chemistries. Large firm or IP-boutique experience is a plus. Must be registered with, or eligible to sit for, the Georgia State Bar. Skills: law, legal, p...
• Support and manage Walmart’s patent procurement program; including managing patent review committee, reporting IP metrics to management, cost effectively managing the US, foreign and PCT patent portfolio and other related tasks • Developing and fostering relationships with business partners • Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects for the purpose of providing legal servic...
Title: Intellectual Property - Patent Attorney Email to Colleague Location: California - Silicon Valley/San Jose Refer to Job # 454D75441 Apply Now Menlo Park office seeks patent prosecution attorney having 3 years of patent experience. The candidate should have a technical background and Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, computer science or physics. Should preferably have patent ...
Title: Intellectual Property - Patent Attorney Email to Colleague Location: New York - Other Refer to Job # QL1279648 Apply Now Melville office seeks attorney having experience with an emphasis on patent preparation, prosecution, due diligence investigations and client counseling.Legal This New York-based law firm is comprised of a savvy group of intellectual property attorneys and a profes...
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,...
Title: Patent Attorney with 2-5 years of law firm experience Email to Colleague Location: New York - New York City Refer to Job # 1FFS83109 Apply Now New York City office seeks attorney with 2-5 years of law firm experience. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline. Must be a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Offi...
Sr. Patent Attorney 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, reexaminati...
GoInhouse Sunnyvale, CA
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, OSX, iLife, iWork, professional software, iPods, iTunes, ...
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...

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Patent Attorney

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$80,000.00 - $223,200.00
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