Patent Attorney

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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