Patent Attorney

Patent attorney job description

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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