What is Patent attorney: Definition and 12 Discussions

A patent attorney is an attorney who has the specialized qualifications necessary for representing clients in obtaining patents and acting in all matters and procedures relating to patent law and practice, such as filing patent applications and oppositions to granted patents. The term is used differently in different countries, and thus may or may not require the same legal qualifications as a general legal practitioner.
The titles patent agent and patent lawyer are also used in some jurisdictions. In some jurisdictions the terms are interchangeable, while in others the latter is used only if the person qualified as a lawyer.

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  1. hagopbul

    Questions about patent filings

    Hello : i created a thread here a few weeks ago about or better say related to patenting , i start after that to look up the process on the internet and meet some one online who had a very bad experience with US patenting system , he claims after he filed the patent , some companies like apple...
  2. R

    Engineering Future Plans for an Aspiring Engineer

    Hi all, I am currently a rising Junior in college on track for a BS in MSE and loving it so far. This summer I am doing a remote internship for a National Lab and ever since day one, I have loved it. I also have been doing undergrad research for the past year and find it incredibly interesting...
  3. J

    Pharma Patent Attorney: PhD Needed? Masters in Pharmacology, 2 Yrs Industry Exp

    I have a thesis Masters in Pharmacology (4 publications) with 2 years of industry experience ( Pfizer ). I am planning to get a JD degree. I read everywhere that a phd is needed for practicing as a patent attorney in biology field. Would I be marketable without a phd, considering my background...
  4. K

    What should people know about becoming a patent attorney?

    I have a few questions I am currently pursuing a degree in EE and want to attend Law school to become a Patent attorney. 1. What is the difference between IP law and Patent law? 2. You mentioned that it was hard to get a job in the field back in a post from 2012, have you noticed an increase...
  5. T

    Physics BS Grad Undecided about Career and Grad School-help

    I was wondering if anyone could help me with the job search and deciding what graduate degree to pursue? Last night, my mom said something along the lines of, "It's such a shame that you got such a great scholarship (graduated with barely any debt) and studied physics in college. I should have...
  6. N

    Being a patent attorney as an immigrant in america

    Hi.. thanks for visiting. Im thinking of moving to america and becoming a patent attorney specifically in california. To introduce myself briefly, I am a 26 korean guy and majored in electronic engineering just as a bachelor in my own country. And working for Hyundai now. Now seriously...
  7. neosoul

    Physics Geophysicist as Patent Lawyer

    How does being a geophysicist or geophysical engineer in particular tie into becoming a patent law? How could geophysics be useful when doing patents?
  8. B

    Anyone considering a career as a patent attorney?

    Hey folks, I'm Greg's sister. One career many scientists do not consider is becoming a patent attorney. I've been practicing as an intellectual property attorney for 6 years now. Does anyone have any questions regarding a career in patent law? I'd be more than happy to provide some insight.
  9. Zaent

    Request: Ideas similar to patent attorney based on career path

    I'm a 1st year Physics student from the UK that's trying to get informed. After seeing the patent attorney thread, I did a little digging. Not sure how it works in other places, but in the UK you're required to have a degree in science (not a PhD, and as far as I'm aware, there's no requirement...
  10. W

    Patent attorney education background

    How do these guys do compared to the engineers? I was thinking of getting a degree in either biology, chemistry, chem eng, or mech. eng and going to law school after that, because I know science isn't my strongest, but if I work hard enough at it I can get through the material and pass the...
  11. B

    Civil Engineering or Mechanical for Patent Attorney

    I am a junior currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Recently, I decided to pursue a law degree after completing my Bachelor's degree. I am currently considering a switch to Civil Engineering, but I am not sure if this is a good decision. Does anyone have advice for me? I...
  12. C

    Find a Patent Attorney Near Washington, DC & Baltimore, MD

    I know that the guy that used this user name not so long ago wrote some crazy stuff about invention process. I live in his house. Well. I am an aeronautical engineer and I was turned into a repairman because of the crisis. I am still considered an engineer but I fix things around the...