What is a Patent Attorney
What is a Patent Attorney and what do they do?
A Patent Attorney is an attorney that specializes in obtaining protection for your invention through the patent process. Drafting a patent application takes a particular set of skills to understand the details of your invention and how everything operates and functions together. In addition, a patent attorney represents the inventor in front of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). By hiring a good patent attorney to represent, you are hiring someone that knows how to steer through the complicated USPTO system and patent application process.
To become a patent attorney it requires the following:
- A four degree in a field of science such as engineering, chemistry, physics, biology or other hard science;
- A law degree from an accredited law school and must pass a state bar exam; and
- Pass the USPTO patent bar exam.
Patent attorneys are a scarce commodity in the legal field. Finding a good patent attorney that caters to entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses is tough. When looking for a good patent attorney make sure they have the correct background to understand your invention and one that can clearly and concisely explain the concepts and details surrounding your invention.
What does a Patent Attorney do?
- Draft and File your patent application.
- Manage the filings with the USPTO.
- Advises on patent related legal issues.
- Mitigate risks associated with patent and the patent process.
If you need help with a patent application or have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to us. Our patent attorneys can help.