Patent Attorneys are specialized in copyright and trademark law and defend the intellectual property of an individual or company.
Employers may require prior experience in a law firm or corporate legal department, depending on the legal position.
Patent Attorneys also need excellent analytical, communication, diplomacy, legal research and writing skills.
A graduate degree is typically required.
Typical duties of a patent attorney
- Serving as an adviser on intellectual property rights questions
- Writing descriptions of inventions in full detail using exact legal terms
- Processing applications for patents from the Intellectual Property Office
- Participating in legal proceedings, including research and preparation of arguments
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