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...
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, successfulpatent and technology law firm located in downtown Minneapolis. The mission of PDSD is to provide patent legal service...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Sr. Patent Attorney Requisition ID - 00413901 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, reexaminatio...
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. South San Francisco, CA, 94080
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 may arise with...
Title: Intellectual Property - Patent Attorney Email to Colleague Location: Colorado - Other Refer to Job # NC9Y79460 Apply Now Boulder office seeks mid-level patent prosecution attorney having 5 years of patent drafting and prosecution experience for US and foreign clients. The candidate should preferably have a Ph.D. in chemistry or related field. Small molecule patent prosecution experien...
Title: Intellectual Property - Patent Attorney Email to Colleague Location: Iowa Refer to Job # 3EVX79463 Apply Now Des Moines office seeks mid-level patent prosecution attorney having 5 years of patent drafting and prosecution experience for US and foreign clients. The candidate should preferably have a Ph.D. in chemistry or related field. Small molecule patent prosecution experience is des...
• 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...
KJM Staffing Solutions LLC Philadelphia, PA
KJM Staffing Solutions has a great opportunity for a Patent Associate with at least 4- years of patent prosecution experience and an advanced degree in Organic Chemistry. We are seeking candidates with 3 years of pharmaceutical/biotech industry experience. Strong academics are required. www.kjmstaffingsolutions.com...
KJM Staffing Solutions LLC Palo Alto, CA
KJM Staffing Solutions has a great opportunity for a junior Patent Associate with 1-3 years of patent prosecution experience and a an advanced degree in Organic Chemistry. Large firm experience and excellent academic experience are a must. www.kjmstaffingsolutions.com...
KJM Staffing Solutions LLC New York, NY
KJM Staffing Solutions has a great opportunity for a Patent Associate with 3-5 years of experience to prepare and prosecute pharmaceutical and biotechnological patent applications before the USPTO. The successful candidate will have excellent academics and an advanced life science degree. www.kjmstaffingsolutions.com...

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