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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Vierra Magen Marcus LLP, a nationally recognized and San Francisco based IP law firm, is seeking motivated attorneys/agents to represent the firm’s Fortune 500 and other clients. Due to our geographically diverse clientele and current telecommute technologies, we can accommodate attorneys and agents who want to work from home in locations outside of Northern California. We are alternatively willin...
ATTORNEY Perkins Coie is seeking a junior to mid-level associate to join its Patent Prosecution group. Candidates must have excellent academic credentials and at least two years of patent prosecution experience. To be considered, must have a degree in electrical or electronics engineering, physics or computer science and must be admitted to the USPTO and California bars. To apply, go to www.perki...
BSH Home Appliances Corporation Operating in the United States under the brands, Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau, BSH Home Appliances Corporation is highly regarded as a market leader for innovation in home appliance technology. As an international group with over 12.2 billion in annual sales, we continually strive to engage our dedicated customers around the world through intelligent engineering, ...
We're seeking an experienced patent attorney for a great long term opportunity (minimum 12 months) with an in house legal department of a Fortune 500 company in Wilmington. This position involves preparing and prosecuting patent applications, performing freedom to operate analysis, and drafting opinions. Must be available to work 40 hours a week during business hours in Wilmington for the next 12 ...
Kelly Services has an excellent long term temporary opportunity for an experienced patent attorney to work on a 6-12 month patent transaction project in Wilmington for an in-house legal department. This project involves working with in-house counsel, patent agents and scientists on patent transaction matters in fluoroproducts / chemicals technology. Must be available to work onsite, 40 hours a wee...
Plano-based intellectual property company is seeking a patent prosecution attorney with strong experience in mobile telecommunications including 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi technologies. Duties will include preparing, reviewing and filing USPTO documents and managing patent prosecution in the United States and abroad. Ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience, a strong academic record, a bachelor’s d...
Multiple temporary Patent Litigation Attorney positions have become available in New York, NY through Special Counsel. Qualified candidates must be self-starters with previous patent prosecution experience. The individuals in this role will complete invalidity contentions as supervised by another attorney. This is a remote position and it is expected to run through late February. Patent Litigatio...
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...
PATENT PROSECUTION ATTORNEY, BAR MEMBERSHIP and three or more years experience to prepare and prosecute applications before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Undergraduate and graduate degrees in Electrical or Chemical Engineering and enrollment before the U.S. PTO are required. Copies of undergraduate, graduate and law school transcripts, together with a current resume to: R. E. Bushnell, Esq.,...
Vanguard-IP San Francisco, CA
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. (...
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. (...
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 ...
Title: Patent Attorney with 2 years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patents Location: Pennsylvania - Philadelphia Refer to Job # 37CF83033 Email to Colleague Apply Now Philadelphia office seeks patent attorney with 2 years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patents. The candidate should preferably have experience in drafting license agreements and litigation support. Admis...
Title: Patent Prosecution Attorney with patent drafting and prosecution experience. Location: Massachusetts - Boston Refer to Job # 42J582772 Email to Colleague Apply Now Boston office seeks patent prosecution attorney with patent drafting and prosecution experience. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in organic chemistry or a related field of study. Must be a member of the Patent Bar.Legal ...
Title: Patent Attorney with 5 years of experience in patent preparation and computer science Location: New York - New York City Refer to Job # VWHM83601 Email to Colleague Apply Now New York City office seeks patent attorney with 5 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution. The candidate will be drafting in electrical and/or software technologies. Must possess a four-year deg...
Marten Transport Bothell, WA
Job 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 research personnel to develop and execute patentability strategies for new ...
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...
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...

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