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Patent attorney: Job description. A patent attorney assesses whether inventions are new and innovative and therefore eligible to be patented.

Patent attorney: Job description

They work using the disciplines of science, law and language, to lead individual inventors or companies through the required process to obtain a patent. They then act to enforce inventors' rights if patents are infringed. Patents are granted by the government and give inventors the right to prevent other parties from using or copying their invention for up to 20 years. The majority of patent attorneys work in private firms, with the rest employed by large manufacturing organisations across many branches of industry, or in government departments. Patent attorneys are also trained broadly across the range of intellectual property rights and can usually advise on a number of related issues. They have the same rights as solicitors and barristers to conduct litigation and act as advocates in the Patents County Court.

Typical work activities. Patent attorney: job description. Patent attorney Job Information. Page Content Patent attorney Hours37-40 per weekStarting salary£23,000 + per year Patent attorneys assess whether it’s worth applying for a patent on a new invention, design or process.

Patent attorney Job Information

They help inventors and companies to obtain and protect a patent that prevents others from copying their idea for up to 20 years. If you've got a scientific or technical background and have an analytical mind, this job could be ideal for you. In this job you’ll need to know about intellectual property law. Most people entering this work have a degree in a scientific, engineering or technical subject.

WorkDesc. Getting into…a career as a Patent Attorney. Naked Lightbulbs by Brian Talbot Creative Commons License (CC-BY-NC)If you’re interested in using your scientific or technical background in a different way and have an interest in legal issues, a career as a Patent Attorney could be for you.

Getting into…a career as a Patent Attorney

This post is a summary of some of the key points covered by Simon Belcher of Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP in a very informative presentation he delivered at the Careers Centre recently. You can find a more detailed copy of his notes on our Pearltrees account (link at the end of this post). What does a patent attorney do? Patent Attorneys work on behalf of individuals or organisations to help protect inventions and other intellectual property so that the owner of the property can control how it is used. In the UK ‘Patent Attorney’ is a protected title, meaning only those who have passed qualifying training and examinations may use the tile. How I got my job: Trainee Patent Attorney. Jenny Smith is a final year PhD student, studying Medical and Biological Engineering, and has just secured a training contract with Urquhart-Dykes and Lord LLP, at their Leeds office.

How I got my job: Trainee Patent Attorney

In this post she outlines how she found out about the profession and secured her role Career inspiration With a year to go of my PhD, I started investigating new career paths, after deciding continuing in research and academia wasn’t for me. I attended a University of Leeds Careers Centre conference, ‘Gown to Town: Alternatives to an academic career’, and whilst there heard a talk by a patent attorney – the job description seemed to tick every box, including science, writing, client interaction, some travel and what seems to be a good work-life balance (once you’ve passed the exams!). In the November of my final year, I attended a patent firm’s Open Day. Making applications Being found on LinkedIn I applied to the firm whose Open Day I had attended, but didn’t get through to interview. Like this: InformationServices. Case studies. ​So, what do you do?

Case studies

I am responsible for securing legal rights, i.e. patents, for ideas generated within the company. My role also involves advising and educating colleagues on issues relating to intellectual property, such as trade marks. Most of my work is with research and development (R&D) colleagues but I also work with the commercial, clinical and regulatory teams. What does your typical day involve? W2 PatentAttorney. The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys - CIPA - Careers - true. Patent attorney as a career What is a patent attorney?

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys - CIPA - Careers - true

In the UK, a chartered patent attorney belongs to a profession of around 2000 members who have a particular expertise in the field of intellectual property. Intellectual property encompasses patents, industrial designs, design rights and related copyright areas, from computer programs to the shape of teapots, and trade marks. Graduate Jobs, Internships & Careers Advice - Inside Careers. Before you attempt to answer the above question, you may want to ask yourself a few others.

Graduate Jobs, Internships & Careers Advice - Inside Careers

Chief among these would be ‘What do I want from my career?’ Hopefully you have already given that some serious thought. Graduate Jobs, Internships & Careers Advice - Inside Careers. Graduate Jobs, Internships & Careers Advice - Inside Careers. Ten Essential Skills for Patent Attorneys. The work of a patent attorney requires certain key skills.

Ten Essential Skills for Patent Attorneys

You do not necessarily need all of them from the start, but you do need to have the potential – and the motivation – to acquire and develop them. Prospective employers will look for evidence of these skills in your CV and personal statement. 1. Communication skills A patent attorney’s work relies on good communication skills, both written and oral.

This variety is what makes the job so enjoyable, but it also demands the ability to tailor your communication style to suit a particular type of reader or listener. Of course, communication is a two-way process, so you must also be good at listening, at reading other people, and at learning from what you hear. Spotlight on patent attorneys: how to get a graduate job. Career as a Patent Examiner or Attorney. Employers: UK Intellectual Property Office Newport, South Wales www.ipo.gov.uk Patent Examiner Vacancies.

Career as a Patent Examiner or Attorney

Patents protect new technology for both products and processes. Patent owners can enjoy exclusive rights to their inventions for up to 20 years, enabling them to strike licensing deals or keep rivals at bay whilst they establish their brand. The public benefits from seeing details of inventions when published, and can use that information as a springboard for their own innovations. Vacancies for graduates with at least a 2:2 degree in science, engineering, maths or computing.

IPR - Business Owner Basics - understanding your IP. Intellectual Property. The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys - CIPA - Home - Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys - true. Institute Of Patentees and Inventors. Epi (European Patent Institute, Europäisches Patent Institut) The Intellectual Property Regulation Board. Home. Members' Area.

WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization.