Patent Lawyers are specialists in intellectual property, trademarks, design rights, copyright laws and patents. They represent creators or companies in the patent application process, assist with patent infringement and act as litigators to protect their client’s rights to an invention.
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Patent Lawyer Job Description Template
We are looking to hire a Patent Lawyer with incredible communication skills and the ability to explain, clarify and simplify complex technical information. Patent Lawyers are expected to have outstanding research and analytical skills.
To ensure success, Patent Lawyers should have excellent legal, technical and scientific knowledge with a keen interest in protecting the intellectual property of their client. Top candidates will display a deep understanding of an invention and its technical aspects with the ability to articulate this information in a clear and concise manner.
Patent Lawyer Responsibilities:
- Provide legal advice on valuable intellectual property rights such as patents, technical data, trade secrets, licenses, copyrights and trademarks.
- Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for the intellectual property of clients.
- Conduct legal, technical and scientific research and gather evidence.
- Explain, clarify and simplify complex technical information.
- Offer legal representation to clients in court proceedings on intellectual property matters.
- Provide protection of the client’s intellectual property by enforcing statutory, regulatory and contractual obligations.
- Provide protection of the client’s intellectual property by securing intellectual property rights and patent protection.
- Provide advice and assistance on all matters relating to invention management and preparing patent applications on inventions.
- Monitor research and development activities for the identification of inventions and potential external claims for compensation.
- Review proposals and proposed statements of work to ascertain appropriate intellectual property provisions for inclusion in any resulting contract.
Patent Lawyer Requirements:
- Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related (essential).
- Bachelors degree in Law (essential).
- Patent Law Bar Examination (essential).
- Registered Patent Lawyer with a minimum of 5 years experience.
- Experience in drafting and prosecuting patent assets, developing patent strategies and conducting associated patent analysis, due diligence, transactions and licensing.
- Highly knowledgeable on technical, scientific and legal aspects of intellectual property.
- Outstanding communication skills with the ability to simplify complex information.
- Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and research skills.
- Natural leader who displays sound judgment and attention to detail.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.