Top Patent Attorney Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Patent Attorney. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Patent Attorney resumes they appeared on. For example, 19.7% of Patent Attorney resumes contained Patent Applications as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Patent Attorney actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Patent Attorney resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Patent Applications

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Here's how Patent Applications is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted and prosecuted patent applications relating to semiconductors, liquid crystal displays, optical systems, computer networks, and telecommunications.
  • Drafted and prosecuted non-provisional and provisional patent applications, with an emphasis on mechanical, electrical, and chemical technologies.
  • Exhibited leadership abilities in providing training and support to Japanese attorneys and engineers involved in prosecution of U.S. patent applications.
  • Prepared patent applications directed toward integrated circuits, including wafer processing, integrated device structures, and fabrication.
  • Prepared and prosecuted domestic and foreign patent applications with emphasis on electrical, mechanical, and chemical technologies.
  • Drafted and prosecuted patent applications in the electronics/computer field such as semiconductors, software methodology and electrical circuits.
  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent applications in microelectronics and conducted IP education seminars to inventors and technical management.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the fields of electronic engineering, wireless/mobile communications, and semiconductors.
  • Prepared and prosecuted U.S. patent applications, prepared freedom-to-practice opinions, and prepared and negotiated research agreements.
  • Reviewed and managed all patent applications, amendments and arguments in mechanical and electronic engineering cases.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in mechanical, medical device, electrical, and biochemical arts.
  • Prepared approximately 30 patent applications in the chemical arts under the supervision of Corporate Attorneys.
  • Drafted and prosecuted domestic and foreign patent applications in the chemical and chemical engineering arts.
  • Worked remotely from home on a part-time basis drafting primarily medical device patent applications.
  • Consulted on preparation of patent applications for integrated transducer structures on integrated circuits.
  • Drafted patent applications relating to electrical engineering, computer engineering, and telecommunications.
  • Patent Prosecution and Management - Draft and prosecute strategic patent applications for MathWorks.
  • Drafted non-provisional and provisional patent applications, focusing on software and computer networks.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications involving biological, chemical, and mechanical inventions.
  • Drafted, filed and prosecuted patent applications for national and international clientele.

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2. Intellectual Property

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Here's how Intellectual Property is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Evaluated, negotiated, and drafted intellectual property agreements including licensing agreements, partnering agreements, services agreements and development agreements.
  • Implement intellectual property strategies for a large research foundation pursuing bio-fuel and traditional medicine research and development in Qatar.
  • Performed Intellectual Property audits based on client business models and provided support for future funding opportunities.
  • Conducted research in intellectual property and prepared application for trademark and patent registration in US.
  • Managed several intellectual property departments, including patent attorneys, paralegals, and support personnel.
  • Developed and implemented broad-based strategies for the protection of clients' intellectual property portfolios.
  • Performed due diligence investigations directed to intellectual property transactions involving pharmaceuticals and biotechnology interests.
  • Researched, evaluated, and selected candidate technologies to receive intellectual property protection.
  • Performed due diligence analysis relating to potential intellectual property acquisitions and cross-licensing agreements.
  • Conducted intellectual property due diligence in connection with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
  • Trained research personnel and Coatings business community with regard to intellectual property matters.
  • Designed an intellectual property program that evaluated technology created by University faculty.
  • Provided general consulting on intellectual property law matters and general legal issues.
  • Advised senior management on intellectual property matters effecting licensing and outsourcing activities.
  • Negotiate and compose intellectual property clauses in contracts and licensing agreements.
  • Monitored and reported intellectual property activities of clients' key competitors.
  • Drafted and reviewed contracts or provisions thereof related to Intellectual Property.
  • Prepare and negotiate intellectual property licensing agreements involving patents and trademarks.
  • Developed Intellectual Property strategies that strengthened respective client business plans.
  • Advised company officials about tactics to protect intellectual property rights.

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3. Foreign Counsel

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Here's how Foreign Counsel is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Lodged, with assistance of foreign counsel, national phase applications in more than 40 countries.
  • Trademark prosecution and client counseling: File and prosecute trademark applications, and manage international trademark protection efforts through foreign counsel.
  • Prosecuted patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty and managed foreign counsel to successfully acquire foreign patent rights.
  • Worked with foreign counsels to prepare international patent applications.
  • Collaborate with litigation counsel and foreign counsel regarding opposition proceedings.
  • Advised foreign counsel on national and international filing.

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4. License Agreements

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Here's how License Agreements is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted and negotiated patent and software license agreements, as well as proprietary data protection documents.
  • Drafted and negotiated contracts including IP provisions; overhauled the company's end user license agreements.
  • Draft trademark, patent, and copyright license agreements including publicity rights.
  • Performed clearance searches, license agreements, and associated rights.
  • Negotiated commercial and technology license agreements.
  • Investigated and assessed licensing opportunities, calculated prospective royalty payments, and drafted patent license agreements.

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5. Office Action Responses

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Here's how Office Action Responses is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted 50+ Office Action responses/amendments for clients such as IBM and Nortel Networks .
  • Patent prosecution including drafting applications and office action responses.
  • Draft office action responses and appeals.
  • Drafted office action responses for medical equipment.
  • Reviewed and supervised patent agents in the preparation of office action responses.
  • Drafted over 130 applications and scores of Office Action responses.

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6. Uspto

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Here's how Uspto is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Conducted detailed interactions with the USPTO regarding patent prosecution.
  • Performed patent prosecution drafting amendments and remarks in response to Office Actions from the USPTO, EPO, and JPO.
  • Responded to office actions from the USPTO, EPO, and Asian patent offices to secure allowance of patents.
  • Drafted original applications, Responses to Office actions from the USPTO, and instructional letters to foreign associates.
  • Prosecuted all aspects of utility patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Conducted regular and routine interviews with the Examiners at the USPTO concerning various aspects of prosecution.
  • Prosecuted several dozen patent applications and over 500 trademark and copyright applications before the USPTO.
  • Drafted, reviewed, and filed utility patent applications as well as USPTO Office Actions.
  • Responded to USPTO Office Actions and Foreign Patent Office formal objections.
  • Prepared, filed, and prosecuted patent applications before the USPTO.
  • Work with the USPTO on patent and trademark matters.
  • Reformatted and restructured applications to comply with USPTO standards.
  • Formatted foreign applications and comply with USPTO standards.
  • Prepare Trademark Applications with the USPTO.
  • Conducted telephone interviews with USPTO Examiners.
  • Patent and Intellectual Property attorney (USPTO Attorney Registration No.

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7. Medical Devices

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Here's how Medical Devices is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecute patents and design patents including mechanical inventions, medical devices and software.
  • Prepared and prosecuted more than 150 US and foreign patent applications for safety medical devices, research tools and formulations.
  • Patent areas in electrical engineering with a focus on network systems, as well as medical devices.
  • Patent preparation, prosecution, and counseling in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology.
  • Draft design and utility patent applications involving medical devices.
  • Prosecuted patents in the fields of bioinformatics, video streamingtechnologies, medical devices, and customer relations management.
  • Practice encompassed technologies, including cancer vaccines, genetic vaccines, bioinformatics, medical devices, and biosensors.

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8. Due Diligence

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Here's how Due Diligence is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Performed due diligence, including invalidity, infringement, and design-around analysis.
  • Supported Technicolor's M&A activity by conducting due diligence for patent portfolio and licensing agreement reviews.
  • Perform and manage the performance of due diligence activities on potential license and acquisition opportunities.
  • Support due diligence in transactions including investments, licensing, IPO and M&A.
  • Prepared freedom to operate and validity opinions, as well as due diligence.
  • Experience includes patent litigation and prosecution, due diligence, and portfolio management.
  • Conducted due diligence for potential M&A cases on the IP assets.
  • Conducted IP due diligence analysis during product acquisitions, mergers and licensing matters.
  • Conduct due diligence analysis for patent sale transactions and patent licensing transactions.
  • Conducted patent and general IP reviews during client transaction due diligence investigations.
  • Assisted with discovery and due diligence in all firm litigation.
  • Conducted freedom to operate and due diligence analyses.
  • Conducted due diligence for transactions.
  • Conduct due diligence and freedom-to-operate assessments, including infringement, validity and patentability analysis and opinion.
  • Performed pre-litigation due diligence and supported client litigation as required.
  • Take lead in complex global due diligence analyses with respect to in-licensing and acquisition of small molecules and biologics.
  • Performed freedom to operate, patentability, and due diligence analyses.
  • Managed pre-suit due diligence on Novartis products.

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9. Trademark Applications

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Here's how Trademark Applications is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecute Trademark applications, prepared and responded to Trademark office actions, and prosecuted and defended trademark cancellation and opposition proceedings.
  • Drafted trademark applications and opinions regarding registration and use of marks.
  • Managed foreign associates in prosecuting foreign patent and trademark applications.
  • Prepared patent and trademark applications and managed patent portfolio.
  • Prosecute U.S. and Madrid Protocol trademark applications.
  • Drafted and prosecuted Trademark applications.
  • Prosecuted mechanical, electrical, and design patent applications, as well as trademark applications.
  • Prosecuted trademark applications at the Japan Patent Office for both Japanese and American clients.
  • Assisted other attorneys or agents in the prosecution of patent or trademark applications.
  • Manage firm's trademark docket; Prepare and prosecute trademark applications.
  • Prepared, filed and prosecuted U.S. and foreign trademark applications.
  • File 30+ trademark applications and prosecute to registration.
  • Drafted and filed Patent and Trademark applications.
  • Prosecute U.S. patent and trademark applications.
  • Prepare and file trademark applications.
  • Investigated patentability, and prepared and prosecuted patent and trademark applications.
  • Prepare and prosecute trademark applications Conduct client interviews and follow-ups in person and via WebEx.

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10. PCT

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Here's how PCT is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Prepared and prosecuted chemical and mechanical utility applications for domestic and PCT filings.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications, including PCT applications.
  • Coordinated National Stage PCT prosecution with foreign affiliates.
  • File international PCT patent applications.
  • Implemented domestic and foreign filing strategies including PCT, provisional and continuation applications to enhance patent portfolios and scope of protection.
  • Drafted patent applications in both Chinese and English, and filed foreign patent application under PCT in counties beyond China.
  • Examined 3,000+ PCT patent applications for the USPTO as a contractor through Cardinal IP.
  • Drafted U.S. patent applications and PCT patent applications, and responded to Office Actions.
  • Initiated and prosecuted more than 75 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications.
  • Handled the accurate preparation and prosecution of national stage PCT applications.
  • Procured strong US and PCT-based patents on high-technology inventions.
  • Handled PCT related issues and responded to Office actions.
  • Drafted PCT written opinions (ISRs) based on novelty and inventive step in every art discipline except bio-tech.
  • Issued official patentability opinions, claim analysis, prior art references for USPTO WIPO/PCT applications.

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11. Business Methods

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Here's how Business Methods is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Performed all aspects of domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution in the electrical, business methods and mechanical arts.
  • Finalized the best mode of written reports of consumer product descriptions that included computerized business methods.
  • Prosecuted patent applications related to computer software and hardware, including business methods.
  • Drafted applications mainly in the electrical fields including telecommunications, computer, network, business methods and mechanical subject matter.
  • Prosecuted 200+ patent applications within a variety of arts including telecommunications, software, and business methods.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in chemical, pharmaceutical, life sciences and software arts, medical devices and business methods.

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12. Patent Infringement

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Here's how Patent Infringement is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Defended complex trade dress, trademark, copyright and patent infringement lawsuits relating to watches and web design applications.
  • Patent and trademark litigation, including motion and discovery practice in a suit involving a patent infringement count.
  • Drafted trademark, copyright, patent infringement complaints (UDRP, DMCA, Federal Circuit).
  • Performed more 50 patent infringement studies and performed more than 500 trademark searches.
  • Performed patentability searches, patent infringement analyses, and freedom to operate analyses and drafted documents analyzing the same.
  • Conducted a patent map project regarding SK Telecom's push service (Project Manager) Appraised patent infringement cases

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13. Patentability Opinions

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Here's how Patentability Opinions is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Patent prosecution, patentability opinions, and patent infringement opinions.
  • Provide 20+ product clearance, patent validity, and patentability opinions.
  • Drafted non-infringement and patentability opinions regarding mechanical innovations.
  • Performed legal analysis which led to generating patentability opinions and infringement opinions which were communicated to business and research management.
  • Summarize and clarify the results of patent searches and provide patentability opinions.
  • Performed prior art searches, provided verbal and written patentability opinions.

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15. Law Firm

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Here's how Law Firm is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Started a General Electric preferred provider law firm.
  • Founded and managed three-attorney IP law firm.
  • Worked closely with other attorneys in a law firm styled environment comprised of 17 full-time student-attorneys and approximately 45 volunteer attorneys.
  • Joined multifaceted law firm specializing in litigation, corporate finance/securities, banking business, public finance, and insurance coverage matters.
  • Performed analysis of technical, scientific documents for large Philadelphia-based law firm defending a multinational pharmaceutical corporation in multiple lawsuits.
  • Directed and exercised functional authority for organizing activities related to providing superior customer service to law firms throughout southern California.

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16. Litigation Support

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Here's how Litigation Support is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Provided litigation support, including analyzing chemical and mechanical patents relating to infringement controversies.
  • Prepared PCT applications and provided patent litigation support.
  • Participated in trademark opposition and litigation support.
  • Provided litigation support in infringement actions.
  • Performed clearance analysis and litigation support.
  • Patent Prosecution; Hatch-Waxman Litigation Support
  • Drafted and prosecuted several dozen U.S. and PCT patent applications;& Litigation support, including document production analysis.
  • Conducted patent preparation, prosecution and litigation support for Fortune 100 and 500 companies.
  • Provide reexamination and litigation support through research projects related to patent law issues.
  • Patent prosecution, due diligence, licensing, and patent litigation support.
  • Provide litigation support and conduct settlement negotiations for IP related disputes and/or litigations.
  • Supplement patent practice with litigation support document review for financial service industries, big pharma, and large software clients.
  • patent application preparation, prosecution, licensing, NDAs; litigation support automobile safety electronics - air bag sensors, VIM sensors

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17. Mechanical Arts

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Here's how Mechanical Arts is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted and prosecuted several patent applications in the mechanical arts.
  • Drafted, filed and prosecuted patent applications for national and international clientele with an emphasis in the electrical and mechanical arts.
  • Drafted patent applications covering technology in the mechanical arts, electrical arts, and software.
  • Drafted office action responses and patent applications in the electrical, computer and mechanical arts
  • Draft patent drawings and applications for patents concerning Mechanical arts.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in software, electrical, electronic, electromechanical, and mechanical arts.

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18. Non-Infringement Opinions

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Here's how Non-Infringement Opinions is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted freedom-to-operate, patentability, validity, product clearance and non-infringement opinions.
  • Performed research, analysis, editing and drafting of invalidity and non-infringement opinions, including opinions involving sophisticated chemistry.
  • Performed research and analysis for invalidity and non-infringement opinions.
  • Performed analyses for inclusion in non-infringement opinions.
  • Performed research, analysis, editing, and drafting of non-infringement opinions.
  • Drafted patent non-infringement opinions and analysis (claim charts, file history review, trademark infringement).

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19. Invention Disclosures

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Here's how Invention Disclosures is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted over thirty applications from invention disclosures.
  • Interviewed engineers on invention disclosures.
  • Worked with inventors to obtain invention disclosures with an eye to novelty and non-obviousness.
  • Reviewed invention disclosures and discussed patent strategies with GE's in-house attorneys.
  • Reviewed invention disclosures, performed/requested prior art searches, and drafted patentabilityand non-infringement opinions (primarily for ME innovations).
  • Gathered invention disclosures and educated employees on intellectual property related matters.
  • Evaluated invention disclosures and business plans for start-up clients and advised them on the patentability of their inventions.

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20. Examiner Interviews

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Here's how Examiner Interviews is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Conducted examiner interviews and provided counsel to domestic and foreign clients of Fortune 100 and 500 companies.
  • Drafted patent applications, conducted examiner interviews, and responded to Office Actions.
  • Engaged in meaningful dialogue with USPTO Examiners during Examiner interviews to expedite prosecution of patent applications and obtain allowances.
  • Conducted examiner interviews to determine how claims should be amended to overcome cited references Wrote case reviews for journals.
  • Conducted examiner interviews and led business development initiatives.
  • Participate in examiner interviews regarding responses to non-final and final office actions.

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21. Art Searches

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Here's how Art Searches is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Performed prior art searches, including technical literature reviews.
  • Managed patent and trademark portfolios; prior art searches.
  • Performed patentability analyses and prior art searches.
  • Execute prior art searches and compose patentability and clearance opinions.
  • Reviewed patent specifications and application content, analyzed patent claims for invention scope, and performed prior art searches.
  • Performed prior art searches to determine if applications met legal and technical requirements.

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22. European Patent Office

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Here's how European Patent Office is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Prepared and electronically filed responses to over 125 office actions from the U.S. and European Patent Offices.
  • Prepare European oppositions, including travel to the European Patent Office for Oral Hearing.
  • Worked on patent cases pending in the United States, China, European Patent Office, and Japan.

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23. Mechanical Devices

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Here's how Mechanical Devices is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Write utility and provisional applications in mechanical devices

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24. Joint Development

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Here's how Joint Development is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Prosecuted patents and negotiated licensing, joint development, and infringement matters in Motorola's semiconductor business sector.
  • Prepared and negotiated agreements relating to confidentiality, joint development, sponsored research, and research collaboration.
  • Prepared and negotiated sales agreements, software/IP licensing and joint development agreements.
  • Prepared and reviewed IP licensing, software licensing and joint development agreements.
  • joint development, non-disclosure) Performed non-infringement and invalidity studies and rendered opinions.
  • Counseled business teams in matters relating to invention disclosures, negotiated and drafted joint development, confidentiality, and consulting agreements.

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25. Subject Matter

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Here's how Subject Matter is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Interview technical personnel and review reports in search of inventive subject matter.
  • Interviewed inventors to identify patentable subject matter.
  • Provided excellent service to patent practitioners, pinpointed allowable subject matter and suggested solutions leading to allowance.
  • Work closely with inventor and representing attorney to identify allowable subject matter and advance prosecution.
  • Conducted interviews with attorneys and applicants to discuss and negotiate potential allowable subject matters.
  • Subject matter ranged from virtual reality simulation systems to educational methods and systems.

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26. Counsel

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Here's how Counsel is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Worked with experienced litigators as local council in Eastern District of Texas representing clients on intellectual property matters as local counsel.
  • Worked closely with in-house counsel and engineers/inventors to prepare applications and responses that were specifically tailored to accomplish client objectives.
  • Coordinated intellectual property (IP) activities across the business and provided strategic intellectual property legal counsel.
  • Coordinated with outside counsel for domestic/international prosecution, EP oppositions, enforcement, and international clearances.
  • Manage U.S. patent portfolios by prosecuting domestic applications and directing outside counsel in patent prosecution matters.
  • Practice focuses on intellectual property counseling including US patent and trademark application preparation and prosecution.
  • Counseled clients regarding trademark protection, including assessments of mark strength and likelihood of registration.
  • Managed Outside Counsel both foreign and domestic with respect to patent prosecution and international litigation.
  • Counseled clients concerning corporate and intellectual property issues including business and patent licensing agreements.
  • Managed outside counsel regarding all aspects of domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution.
  • Managed outside counsel on opinion preparation, patent application drafting and patent prosecution matters.
  • Maintain a successful partnership and manage outside counsel depending on litigation demands.
  • Counseled corporate and internal clients regarding patent portfolio strategies and legal implications.
  • Interviewed witnesses, prepared exhibits, supervised internal staff and outside counsel
  • Work with European patent counsel on prosecution of International patent portfolios.
  • Reviewed filings committed by outside counsel for accuracy and completeness.
  • Patent counseling, prosecution and licensing for independent inventors.
  • Performed patent infringement and validity analysis and design-around counseling.
  • Counseled clients to develop patent and trademark procurement strategies.
  • Supported litigation and counseled clients on intellectual property law.

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27. Foreign Associates

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Here's how Foreign Associates is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Provided instructions to foreign associates regarding foreign filings.
  • Instruct foreign associates on responding to Office actions and assist clients in managing their worldwide IP portfolios.
  • Worked closely with foreign associates to coordinate and advance clients' intellectual property interests around the globe.
  • Draft patent applications, patent prosecution and general correspondence to U.S. and foreign associates.
  • Work directly with clients and foreign associates.

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28. Infringement Analysis

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Here's how Infringement Analysis is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Patent Litigation: Prepared and filed revocations, pre-grant and post-grant oppositions and assisted senior counsels with infringement analysis.
  • Assisted partner with infringement analysis and prepared infringement charting documents.
  • Perform patent analysis including infringement analysis, design around analysis, and validity opinions.
  • Conducted an infringement analysis, searched for related case law, and drafted an opinion letter to assist an attorney.
  • Perform prior art searches and legal research, prepare claim charts, infringement analysis and legal opinions.
  • Performed patent drafting, prosecution, infringement analysis, and opinion work.

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29. R

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Here's how R is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Developed comprehensive competitive technology assessments.
  • Provided expert prosecution for patents centered on anti-microbial chemical compounds and processes of manufacture, biotechnology, and device patent applications.
  • Reviewed and executed infringement and invalidity analyses for patents relating to telecommunications and call routing in support of major infringement litigation.
  • Communicated effectively with foreign patent attorneys on daily basis to aid in the foreign prosecution of patent applications.
  • Prepared and prosecuted small molecule patent applications for multiple patent families covering various discovery and development programs.
  • Assisted in the development of substantive opinions and preparation of written reports, participating in settlement negotiations.
  • Prepared and/or prosecuted patent applications for a variety of clients, both corporate and individual inventors.
  • Reviewed thousands of patent publications and wrote clearance opinions on diagnostic platform subsystems and protocols.
  • Drafted provisional and utility applications, petitions, infringement opinions and responded to office actions.
  • Corresponded with various partners as part of research collaborations for patent preparation and prosecution matters.
  • Developed necessary documents to acquire and secure licenses, confidentiality, and collaboration agreements.
  • Subject Matter: Patent dispute involving electrical and mechanical technologies relating to hospital beds.
  • Consolidated patent portfolio to increase cost efficiency and claim coverage of patent estate.
  • Directed IP Department to continue cost-savings initiatives and deliver a focused patent strategy.
  • Participate with validity and/or infringement of pending patent applications and issued patents.
  • Prosecute national phase entry and direct U.S. applications from foreign priority applications.
  • Provide patent strategies confirming business objective alignment and providing competitive intelligence.
  • Prosecuted trademark and copyright cases and negotiated licenses and other agreements.
  • Organized and lead interdisciplinary global team patent procurement strategy sessions.
  • Procured allowance of claims from a notoriously refractory patent examiner.

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31. Technology Areas

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Here's how Technology Areas is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Managed U.S. and international conflicts in assigned technology areas.
  • Draft patentability, infringement, non-infringement invalidity, and freedom to operate opinions in a variety of technology areas.
  • Developed strategies to protect various technology areas within Schlumberger.

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32. Trade Secrets

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Here's how Trade Secrets is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Coordinate with colleagues in legal, information technology and other departments to implement policies related to management of trade secrets.
  • Assist general counsel with various warranty issues and drafting of privacy policies to protect trade secrets and otherwise.
  • Assist in investigation of claims and suits for patent, copyright and trademark infringement and unauthorized disclosure of trade secrets.
  • Managed all trade secrets and competitive intelligence issues for entire global company.

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33. Civil Litigation

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Here's how Civil Litigation is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Work on several e-discovery projects for large-scale civil litigation in various areas of law including pharmaceutical, medical device and anti-trust regulations
  • Represented private insurance companies in all aspects of first party property insurance defense, personal injury lawsuits and general civil litigation.
  • Practice concentrated in civil litigation, primarily insurance defense of municipalities, school districts, automobile owners, businesses and homeowners.
  • Handle civil litigation and insurance coverage matters with focus almost entirely on the representation of commercial motor carriers and their insurers.
  • Served as civil litigation attorney in insurance defense, personal injury, asbestos litigation, consumer collections and product liability matters.
  • Manage administrative and civil litigation cases related to execution, enforcement and breach of contracts, trademarks and copyright infringements.

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34. Confidentiality Agreements

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Here's how Confidentiality Agreements is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Draft and negotiate various business agreements including supplier and vendor agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, and compliance documents.
  • Prepared agreements and advised clients (licenses, confidentiality agreements, research/collaborative agreements).
  • License agreements and confidentiality agreements.
  • Drafted and negotiated license, supply, development, R&D, and confidentiality agreements for software and medical products.
  • Draft assignments, confidentiality agreements, non-compete agreements, and brand rights agreements.

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35. Computer Software

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Here's how Computer Software is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Subject areas searched and prosecuted include electronics, computer software, telecommunications and electrical.
  • Solo legal practice focused on patent prosecution primarily in computer software.

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36. Non-Disclosure Agreements

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Here's how Non-Disclosure Agreements is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Prepared and reviewed non-disclosure agreements and outside contractor agreements as related to ownership of Intellectual property.
  • Evaluated license agreements and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Negotiated and drafted development agreements, supplier agreements, litigation agreements, indemnity agreements and numerous forms of non-disclosure agreements.
  • Participate with preparation and negotiation of non-disclosure agreements and other intellectual property agreements.
  • Prepared and negotiated non-disclosure agreements and contracts for the programs.
  • Prepared, revised, and reviewed Doctor advisory agreements, non-disclosure agreements, consultant agreements and reviewed stock agreements.

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37. Electrical Engineering

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Here's how Electrical Engineering is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Responded to Non-Final and Final Office Actions in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electrical communication, and medical process matters.
  • Acquired specialized training in electrical engineering, computer science, and networking.
  • Managed the legal department patent portfolio, and determined the patentability within Electrical Engineering specifically pertaining to the retail security industry.

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38. Semiconductor Devices

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Here's how Semiconductor Devices is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted applications in the field of database systems, semiconductor devices, and medical devices (dental align devices).
  • Review patents related to liquid crystal display (LCD) semiconductor devices as part of the freedom-to operate process.

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39. Signal Processing

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Here's how Signal Processing is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Responded to office actions involving patent applications in fields of computer networking and signal processing.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the subject area of communication, signal processing, control, and medical device system area
  • Drafted computer networking, signal processing, and computer aided circuit design patent applications.

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40. Business Development

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Here's how Business Development is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to resolve complex problems such as global regulatory compliance, competition, business development.
  • Increased client base through substantial business development and professional networking.
  • Provided counsel and strategic advice on business development matters in domestic and international markets.
  • Assist in business development in patent assessment and new technology evaluation.
  • Create and present further business development with our existing client to senior staff and prepare supporting documentation and analysis.
  • Helped spur business development for the firm by winning both new and follow-on engagements with key clients.

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41. Wireless Communication

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Here's how Wireless Communication is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Acquired particular expertise in advanced controls, digital hardware, semiconductor memories, and wireless communication systems.

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42. Broad Range

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Here's how Broad Range is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a broad range of technologies, including computer science, telecommunications, and electrical engineering.
  • Handle a broad range of commercial high tech agreements including SaaS, professional services, licensing, partner and vendor agreements.
  • Conducted business counseling on broad range of business issues.
  • Performed application and registration procedures for intellectual property rights, with particular emphasis in a broad range of bioengineering patents.
  • Develop telecommunications regulatory strategy and compliance programs for a broad range of clients, technologies and services.

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45. Business Units

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Here's how Business Units is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Selected as patent attorney for Performance Chemicals and Flexible Plastics business units.
  • Set strategy for employment law litigation caseload for various business units and managed outside counsel.
  • Partnered with business units to add value to relationships including insertion of intellectual property reviews into the product development process.
  • Provided legal and federal regulatory advice to all MediaOne business units and operating regions.
  • Implement procedures with business units and inventors to establish efficient patent strategy based on commercial viability and cost concerns.
  • Developed patent portfolios for supported business units.

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46. Corporate Clients

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Here's how Corporate Clients is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Advised corporate clients on complex legal issues and distilled pertinent information into digestible form, including regulatory and statutory compliance requirements.
  • Represented individuals and corporate clients in complex commercial litigation claims; maintained sole responsibility for seven to nine-figure damage exposure cases.
  • Served as defense counsel for corporate clients in matters regarding asbestos litigation, conducted depositions, and prepared deposition reports.
  • Advised corporate clients on strategic business matters involving the licensing, protection, enforcement and negotiation of intellectual property rights.
  • Represented corporate clients in general insurance defense litigation with concentration on insurance coverage and corporate liability risk assessment issues.
  • Provided litigation and general counsel support for Rhode Island-based and Massachusetts-based corporate clients including a prominent international oil company.

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47. DNA

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Here's how DNA is used in Patent Attorney jobs:
  • Drafted several patent applications relating to DNA diagnostic technologies.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Patent Attorney

Patent Applications23.6%
Intellectual Property20.4%
Foreign Counsel7.9%
License Agreements7.7%
Office Action Responses5.3%
Uspto4.3%
Medical Devices3.8%
Due Diligence3.7%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Patent Attorney

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Patent Applications
Patent Applications
19.7%
19.7%
2
2
Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property
17%
17%
3
3
Foreign Counsel
Foreign Counsel
6.5%
6.5%
4
4
License Agreements
License Agreements
6.4%
6.4%
5
5
Office Action Responses
Office Action Responses
4.4%
4.4%
6
6
Uspto
Uspto
3.6%
3.6%
7
7
Medical Devices
Medical Devices
3.2%
3.2%
8
8
Due Diligence
Due Diligence
3.1%
3.1%
9
9
Trademark Applications
Trademark Applications
3%
3%
10
10
PCT
PCT
2.4%
2.4%
11
11
Business Methods
Business Methods
2.1%
2.1%
12
12
Patent Infringement
Patent Infringement
2%
2%
13
13
Patentability Opinions
Patentability Opinions
1.5%
1.5%
14
14
Legal Documents
Legal Documents
1.5%
1.5%
15
15
Law Firm
Law Firm
1.4%
1.4%
16
16
Litigation Support
Litigation Support
1.3%
1.3%
17
17
Mechanical Arts
Mechanical Arts
1.1%
1.1%
18
18
Non-Infringement Opinions
Non-Infringement Opinions
1.1%
1.1%
19
19
Invention Disclosures
Invention Disclosures
1.1%
1.1%
20
20
Examiner Interviews
Examiner Interviews
1.1%
1.1%
21
21
Art Searches
Art Searches
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
European Patent Office
European Patent Office
1%
1%
23
23
Mechanical Devices
Mechanical Devices
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
Joint Development
Joint Development
0.8%
0.8%
25
25
Subject Matter
Subject Matter
0.8%
0.8%
26
26
Counsel
Counsel
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
Foreign Associates
Foreign Associates
0.7%
0.7%
28
28
Infringement Analysis
Infringement Analysis
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
R
R
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Legal Opinions
Legal Opinions
0.7%
0.7%
31
31
Technology Areas
Technology Areas
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
Trade Secrets
Trade Secrets
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Civil Litigation
Civil Litigation
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
Confidentiality Agreements
Confidentiality Agreements
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Computer Software
Computer Software
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Non-Disclosure Agreements
Non-Disclosure Agreements
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Semiconductor Devices
Semiconductor Devices
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Signal Processing
Signal Processing
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
Business Development
Business Development
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Wireless Communication
Wireless Communication
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
Broad Range
Broad Range
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
Legal Services
Legal Services
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Copyright Applications
Copyright Applications
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Business Units
Business Units
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Corporate Clients
Corporate Clients
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
DNA
DNA
0.4%
0.4%

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