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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Company Confidential Philadelphia, PA
Prestigious law firm is seeking a top notch patent attorney or patent agent for dynamic intellectual property practice. The successful candidate will have 3 - 5 years experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications, assisting in the preparation of opinions in the chemical arts and conducting prior art searches. Candidates should have at least a B.S. in Chemistry or related discipline (...
Special Counsel is seeking a Patent Attorney for a contract in-house position in Allentown, PA. This is an excellent opportunity for professionals looking to supplement their income. 5+ years of Patent experience required, and must be a member of the Patent Bar. Technology experience preferred. If interested in this position, please send your resume in WORD format to *****...
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...
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...
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Cambridge, MA, 02138
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 opportunities to protect their inventions and mitigate third party risks • Identify, draft, file and prosecute patent applications for all inventions arising from NIBR projects in technical area(s), ...
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Cambridge, MA, 02138
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...
Company Confidential Denver, CO
Patent Attorney— Law Firm Established firm seeks senior patent attorney for preparation and prosecution work for variety of domestic and foreign clients. Minimum 10 years recent experience preparing applications and responses. Background in electrical arts only. Position will be remote from firm’s main office in metro DC area. Primary responsibilities include application drafting and prosecution ...
Our client, the NY office of an AmLaw 200 firm, seeks a patent attorney for a staff attorney position. The attorney must have five years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution in electrical and software technologies. A degree in electrical engineering or computer science is required, as is fluency in Russian. Candidates must be admitted to the patent bar. The firm provides highly co...
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...
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. seeks an in-house corporate patent attorney or patent agent to handle patent matters relating to life science research and clinical diagnostics technologies. The attorney or agent will: Promote and develop new invention disclosures, and make recommendations for filing. Draft and prosecute patent applications, depending on the successful candidate's areas of expertise. ...
Patent Counsel - Prep & Pros up to 234k base California Relocation Assistance Available – Yes Bonus Eligible - Yes Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes The successful candidate will serve as Patent Counsel, reporting to a group lead, assigned to one or more technology groups. Responsibilities will include: preparation and prosecution of US and foreign patent applications; supervision of outside ...
Honigman is seeking an Intellectual Property Paralegal/Specialist in our Kalamazoo office to provide legal support on a variety of tasks focused on intellectual property matters, including gathering of preliminary technical information for intellectual property assessment, monitoring deadlines for various domestic and foreign patent activities, and handling routine activities in connection with th...
Venable LLP, one of the top 100 law firms in the U.S., is seeking an unassigned Legal Administrative Assistant to support attorneys in the Patent Prosecution & Counseling practice groups. Responsibilities include administrative support to various legal staff in the IP Division, including preparing and processing PTO filings, docket maintenance, client billing and other similar duties. Requirement...
Eisai Inc. was established in 1995 and began marketing its first product in the United States in 1997. Since then we have rapidly grown to become a fully integrated pharmaceutical business. Eisai’s areas of commercial focus include neurology, gastrointestinal disorders and oncology/critical care. The company serves as the U.S. pharmaceutical operation of Eisai Co., Ltd., a research-based human hea...
Vierra Magen Marcus LLP is seeking a dependable and professional patent prosecution secretary/assistant. Patent prosecution experience is desirable, but intelligence and initiative are an absolute must. Firm Atmosphere: Vierra Magen Marcus was founded with the principles of providing top notch legal service to its large client base, while at the same time providing a friendly, collegial and relax...
Salary negotiable* + Stock Options + Bonus + Relocation Covered Will be overseeing outside counsel, multiple positions available Must have JD from Top 100 Law School Must have BSEE or BSCE The successful candidate will serve as Patent Counsel, reporting to a group lead, assigned to one or more technology groups. Responsibilities will include: preparation and prosecution of US and foreign paten...
Do you want to help drive and support future product innovation at Burton? Burton Snowboards seeks a patent lawyer with 3 – 5 years of experience to join its small but dynamic legal team based in Burlington, VT. The Patent Attorney will report directly to the General Counsel and will (i) provide patent drafting and prosecution services, assuring protection of Burton’s legal rights and ability to m...

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