Patent Agent Job Openings - 23,184 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Patent Agent Patent
    Stoel Rives LLP

    Salt Lake City, UT

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Patent Agent
    Special Counsel

    Atlanta, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Patent Agent
    Special Counsel

    Denver, CO

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Patent Agent
    Dupont

    Johnston, IA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Patent Agent
    McGuire Woods LLP

    Dallas, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Patent Agent
    Perkins Coie, LLP

    Seattle, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Patent Agent
    Perkins Coie, LLP

    Seattle, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Patent Agent
    Colgate-Palmolive

    Piscataway, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Patent Agent
    Perkins Coie, LLP

    Denver, CO

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Patent Agent
    DLA Piper

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Estimated Salary

    $134,610

    Patent Agent

    Rochester, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

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    Patent Agent
    Special Counsel

    Irvine, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $134,610

    Patent Agent
    Cybercoders

    Rochester, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Patent Agent
    Perkins Coie, LLP

    Seattle, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    PATENT AGENT
    Parker Lynch

    Atlanta, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    PATENT AGENT
    Parker Lynch

    Irvine, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $124,200

    Patent Agent
    Ligand Pharmaceuticals

    San Diego, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Patent Agent
    Robert Half

    Detroit, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $134,610

    Patent Agent
    LSI Solutions

    Victor, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Patent Agent
    McGuirewoods LLP

    Dallas, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

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    Pharmaceutical Patent Agent
    Premier Legal Staffing, Inc.

    San Francisco, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    Patent Agent (PhD)
    P.S.E.C.

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    Senior Patent Agent
    Exelixis Inc.

    South San Francisco, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Sr. Patent Agent
    Thermo Fisher Scientific

    San Francisco, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $124,200

    NEW
    Electrical Patent Agent
    Premier Legal Staffing, Inc.

    Encinitas, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Senior Patent Agent
    Honeywell

    Fort Mill, SC

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Pharmaceutical Patent Agent 16675GP
    Premier Legal Staffing, Inc.

    San Francisco, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Patent Agent - Intellectual Property
    General Motors

    Detroit, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Pharmaceutical Patent Agent
    Premier Legal Staffing, Inc.

    San Jose, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Patent Agent (Houston, TX)
    Shell

    Houston, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Patent Agent - Prosecution - Seattle
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

    Seattle, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Patent Agent (Maplewood, MN)*
    3M

    Maplewood, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $132,890

    NEW
    Biotech Patent Agent
    Premier Legal Staffing, Inc.

    Boston, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Patent Agent with medicine experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Palo Alto, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $132,890

    NEW
    Biotech Patent Agent
    Womble Bond Dickinson-Us

    Boston, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Patent Counsel Agent,
    Genentech, Inc.

    South San Francisco, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Patent Counsel Agent,
    Roche

    San Francisco, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    Patent Agent - Intellectual Property - LEG0000670
    General Motors

    Detroit, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $132,890

    NEW
    Chemistry Patent Prosecution Associate Or Agent
    Womble Bond Dickinson-Us

    Boston, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $155,700

    NEW
    Bioinformatics Patent Agent with 1+ year of prosecution experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Patent Agent with 3+ years of computer science experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    San Jose, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $155,700

    NEW
    Patent Agent with 1+ year of computer science experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Chemistry Patent Prosecution Agent with 2+ years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Greensboro, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    NEW
    BioTech Patent Agent (San Francisco or San Diego)
    Mintz Levin

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $132,890

    NEW
    Biotech Patent Prosecution Agent with 2+ years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Boston, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Junior to Mid-level Software Patent Agent with experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    San Francisco, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Chemistry Patent Agent with 1 year of IP experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    San Francisco, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Patent Agent with 2+ years of computer science experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Seattle, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Patent Agent with 2+ years of computer science experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    San Jose, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Chemistry Patent Prosecution Agent with 2+ years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Charlotte, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $153,120

    NEW
    Patent Agent with 2+ years of molecular biology experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Chemistry Patent Prosecution Agent with 2+ years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Raleigh, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    Chemistry Patent Prosecution Agent with 2+ years of experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Winston-Salem, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $132,890

    NEW
    Bioinformatics Patent Agent with 1+ year of prosecution experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Boston, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Patent Agent with 1 year of chemistry experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Palo Alto, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $146,050

    NEW
    Junior to Mid-level Patent Agent with physics experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $124,200

    NEW
    Bioinformatics Patent Agent with 1+ year of prosecution experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    San Diego, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    IP Patent Prosecution Agent with 2-4 years of physics experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Milwaukee, WI

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    IP Patent Prosecution Agent with 2-4 years of physics experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Madison, WI

  • Estimated Salary

    $115,820

    NEW
    IP Patent Prosecution Agent with 2-4 years of physics experience
    BCG Attorney Search

    Waukesha, WI

Patent Agent Jobs

average

$115,820

  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Mostly Sitting
  • Make Decisions
  • Stressful

What does a Patent Agent do at Coca-Cola Refreshments

* Draft applications and prosecute US and foreign patent applications
* Conduct searches and interpret prior art documents
* Support the invention disclosure process
* Support client counseling, working closely with internal or external counsel and stakeholders
* Assist in identifying competitive products/patent portfolios
* Support M&A activity involving technology-based companies, when requested
* Other responsibilities and key result areas will be assigned as required

What does a Patent Agent do at Actuant

* Prepare patent and trademark applications for submission to the USPTO.
* Communicate with, and act as liaison between, the Company and the USPTO in connection with all aspects of the patent and trademark application process.
* Evaluate and report on the technological aspects of inventions.
* Conduct regulatory and factual research.
* Communicate face-to-face, by e-mail and by telephone with inventors, outside counsel, business leaders, other members of the Company legal team, the USPTO and foreign patent offices.
* Coordinate workflow with outside counsel.
* Organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints in an efficient and cost effective manner.
* Identify and analyze complex patent issues and problems and implement solutions.
* Undertake continuing education, and remain abreast of current patent prosecution issues and trends, as required to maintain appropriate accreditation in the field.
* Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

What does a Patent Agent do at King & Spalding

* Candidates will have the following responsibilities: Draft and prosecute patent applications before the USTPO and other patent offices throughout the world, including working with King & Spalding attorneys and clients.
* Initiate and interpret patentability searches, including ability to conduct chemical structure searches.
* Assist attorneys in preparation of opinions relating to patent validity and infringement.
* Assist attorney in support of chemical and pharmaceutical litigation matters.
* Maintains positive contact with fellow professionals and observes confidentiality of client matters.
* Organizes and maintains patents, other records and documents; keeps accurate time records.
* Associated topics: administrative assistant, adult, hipaa, immigration, junior, motion, patent, service, trust

What does a Patent Agent do at Colgate

* Drafting and prosecuting utility patent applications on a global scale in the areas of chemical arts, including oral care, home care, personal care and pet nutrition
* Effectively and efficiently managing a large and active patent docket
* Interacting with domestic and foreign outside patent counsel throughout the world in order to procure patents on Colgate's behalf
* Collaborating with R&D partners to harvest invention records and hone prosecution and patent strategy
* Effectively implementing Colgate internal patent systems and processes for managing Colgate's patent portfolio
* Supporting patent licensing, acquisition and enforcement activities as needed
* Assisting in freedom to operate projects as needed

What does a Patent Agent do at Fujifilm Medical Systems

* Coordination of Patent Application Activity
* Act as Project Leader to identify and review potentially patentable features of new products.
* Lead departmental meetings regarding patent approvals, applications, processes.
* Coordinate with corporate legal department regarding patent filings and office actions and work closely with outside patent counsel as necessary.
* Maintain a database of patent applications and coordinate the distribution of employee patent awards
* Coordination of patent clearances; review new features and new technologies or methods to determine criteria of patent clearance, and collaborate with corporate legal department and outside patent counsel as necessary.
* Work closely with technical personnel to review and evaluate patent and assist in the preparation of reports.
* Experience in performing clearance/non-infringement searches and analysis
* Patent education; provide patent training and education to technical staff as necessary .
* Maintain patent assessment database / system management; including surveillance and clearance activities.
* Experience /Skills
* Conduct prior art searches for patentability, surveillance and freedom to operate analyses
* Analyze patent claims for clearance purposes
* Prepare patent applications
* Work with technical staff to prepare invention disclosures and assist with patent prosecution matters
* Carry out patent mining activities with business and project teams to identify and articulate opportunities for patent protection
* Serve as a resource on patent matters
* Familiar with the medical device and ultrasound devices
* Proficiency with U
* S. Patent Office Electronic Business Center systems (EFS Web and PAIR)
* Understanding of U
* S. and foreign patent laws

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how to become a Patent Agent

All lawyers must have a law degree and must also typically pass a state’s written bar examination.

Education

Becoming a lawyer usually takes 7 years of full-time study after high school—4 years of undergraduate study, followed by 3 years of law school. Most states and jurisdictions require lawyers to complete a juris doctor (J.D.) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). ABA accreditation signifies that the law school—particularly its curricula and faculty—meets certain standards.

A bachelor’s degree is required for entry into most law schools, and courses in English, public speaking, government, history, economics, and mathematics are useful.

Almost all law schools, particularly those approved by the ABA, require applicants to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). This test measures applicants’ aptitude for the study of law.

A J.D. degree program includes courses such as constitutional law, contracts, property law, civil procedure, and legal writing. Law students may choose specialized courses in areas such as tax, labor, and corporate law.

Licenses

Prospective lawyers take licensing exams called "bar exams." When a lawyer receives their license to practice law, they are "admitted to the bar."

To practice law in any state, a person must be admitted to the state’s bar under rules established by the jurisdiction’s highest court. The requirements vary by individual states and jurisdictions. For more details on individual state and jurisdiction requirements, visit the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Most states require that applicants graduate from an ABA-accredited law school, pass one or more written bar exams, and be found by an admitting board to have the character to represent and advise others. Prior felony convictions, academic misconduct, or a history of substance abuse are just some factors that may disqualify an applicant from being admitted to the bar.

Lawyers who want to practice in more than one state often must take the bar exam in each state.

After graduation, lawyers must keep informed about legal developments that affect their practices. Almost all states require lawyers to participate in continuing legal education either every year or every 3 years. 

Many law schools and state and local bar associations provide continuing legal education courses that help lawyers stay current with recent developments. Courses vary by state and generally cover a subject within the practice of law, such as legal ethics, taxes and tax fraud, and healthcare. Some states allow lawyers to take their continuing education credits through online courses. 

Advancement

Newly hired attorneys usually start as associates and work with more experienced lawyers. After several years, some lawyers may be admitted to partnership of their firm, which means they become partial owners of the firm.

After gaining a few years of work experience, some lawyers go into practice for themselves or move to the legal department of a large corporation. Very few in-house attorneys are hired directly out of law school.

A small number of experienced lawyers are nominated or elected to judgeships. Other lawyers may become full-time law school faculty and administrators. For more information about judges and law school faculty, see the profile on judges and hearing officers and the profile on postsecondary teachers.

Other Experience

Law students often gain practical experience by participating in school-sponsored legal clinics, in a school’s moot court competitions, in practice trials under the supervision of experienced lawyers and judges, and through research and writing on legal issues for a school’s law journals.

Part-time jobs or summer internships in law firms, government agencies, and corporate legal departments also provide valuable experience. Some smaller firms, government agencies, and public interest organizations may hire students as summer associate interns after they have completed their first year at law school. Many larger firms’ summer internship programs are only eligible to law students who have completed their second year. These experiences can help law students decide what kind of legal work they want to focus on in their careers, and these internships may lead directly to a job after graduation.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Lawyers help their clients resolve problems and issues. As a result, they must be able to analyze large amounts of information, determine relevant facts, and propose viable solutions.

Interpersonal skills. Lawyers must win the respect and confidence of their clients by building a trusting relationship, so that clients feel comfortable enough to share personal information related to their case.

Problem-solving skills. Lawyers must separate their emotions and prejudice from their clients’ problems and objectively evaluate the matter. Therefore, good problem-solving skills are important for lawyers, to prepare the best defense and recommendation.

Research skills. Preparing legal advice or representation for a client commonly requires substantial research. All lawyers need to be able to find what applicable laws and regulations apply to a specific matter.

Speaking skills. Clients hire lawyers to speak on their behalf. Lawyers must be able to clearly present and explain their case to arbitrators, mediators, opposing parties, judges, or juries. 

Writing skills. Lawyers need to be precise and specific when preparing documents, such as wills, trusts, and powers of attorney.

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Real Patent Agent Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Patent Agent Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP McLean, VA Jan 05, 2016 $168,000
Patent Agent Perkins COIE LLP DC Jun 16, 2016 $165,000 -
$185,000
Patent Agent McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. Chicago, IL Mar 01, 2011 $160,000
Patent Agent Perkins COIE LLP Palo Alto, CA May 10, 2016 $160,000 -
$175,000
Patent Agent Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP McLean, VA Jan 25, 2013 $150,000
Patent Agent Perkins COIE LLP Washington, DC Oct 29, 2016 $145,000 -
$155,000
Technology Specialist, Patent Agent Fish & Richardson P.C. Boston, MA Sep 29, 2014 $144,500
Patent Agent Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Oct 15, 2012 $140,000 -
$170,000
Patent Agent Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 16, 2013 $140,000 -
$170,000
Patent Agent Quine Intellectual Property Law Group, P.C. Alameda, CA Sep 18, 2016 $137,738 -
$160,000

Top Skills for a Patent Agent

Know what it takes to get the job done

IntellectualPropertyRightsOfficeActionResponsesMedicalDevicesInventionDisclosuresIn-HouseCounselDUEDiligencePCTARTSearchesBiotechPatentApplicationsForeignAssociatesInformationDisclosureStatementsPatentOfficePatentabilitySearchesPatentabilityOpinionsLAWFirmsBusinessMethodsLitigationSupportUtilityPatentApplicationsPatentLitigationR

Top Patent Agent Skills

We found these three skills more than any other for patent agent jobs are:
  1. Intellectual Property Rights
  2. Office Action Responses
  3. Medical Devices
The skill that employers don’t seem to have as a strong a need for patent agent jobs is R.

ART Searches, Litigation Support, Information Disclosure Statements, In-House Counsel, PCT, Patent Office, Patentability Searches, Medical Devices, Intellectual Property Rights, LAW Firms, Patent Litigation, Office Action Responses, Biotech Patent Applications, Foreign Associates, Business Methods, Patentability Opinions, DUE Diligence, Invention Disclosures, R, Utility Patent Applications

Top Patent Agent Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Patent Agent Employers

You can find a job as a Patent Agent with over 10 different companies. The company with the highest employment for a Patent Agent is Evan Law Group LLC.

Other companies that have high employment for Patent Agent jobs are:
  1. Add-It-On, LLC
  2. A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.
  3. Metabolix Inc.
  4. Intouch Solutions

Evan Law Group LLC, Add-It-On, LLC, A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., Metabolix Inc., Intouch Solutions, Ulmer & Berne LLP, Kaufhold Patent Law, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, The Dandridge Firm, PLC, Ip Works

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