About Job

 
 

A patent attorney is an attorney who has the specialized qualifications necessary for representing clients in obtaining patents and acting in all matters and procedures relating to patent law and practice, such as filing an opposition. The term is used differently in different countries, and thus may or may not require the same legal qualifications as a general legal practitioner.

 
 

Salary Details

 
 
Early Salary 1-2L
Mid Level Salary 5-6L
Senior Salary 10-12L
 

Courses

 
 
Course Needed :
  •  Bachelor of Law
 
 

Pros

 
 
  • career pros icon  Opportunity to help people by protecting their rights to their inventions and helping them avoid legal problems
  • career pros icon  Wages well above the U.S. average
  • career pros icon  Gain expertise in complex area of law
  • career pros icon  Job security, given large number of patents and recommendation to hire patent attorneys.
 

Cons

 
 
  • career cons icon  Lengthy and expensive educational process
  • career cons icon   Must take a challenging test (state bar exam) to be admitted to the profession
  • career cons icon   Lawyers often work long hours
  • career cons icon   Patent lawyers require training and testing beyond passing the bar.
 
 
 
 
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