PATENT ATTORNEY

India will require 15,000 patent attorneys in the next five years

WHAT YOU DO

A patent attorney is a techno-legal professional who represents clients in obtaining and in filling a lawsuit in case of an infringement by some competitor. The term is used differently in different countries.

YOUR TIME TABLE

9 am: Meeting client to discuss novelty, features or design of an invention
11 am: Do patent searches to find out deta8ils of related inventions on websites like Delphion,
Micropat, STL etc
2 pm: Drafting the patent proposal
4 pm: Meeting with patent officials
6 pm: Leave for home

YOUR PAY CHEQUE

The starting salary as a trainee is somewhere between Rs. 10,000to Rs 15,000 a month, which increases to Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 a month when you become a regular employee. After you gain experience of three/four years, you can earn as much as Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000 a month.

YOUR SKILLS

 Ability to absorb all kinds of information
 Good oratory skills
 Analytical skills to draw inferences and conclusions after studying the invention
 Creative ability to make valuable co0ntributions to the invention because some lawyers may end up as co-inventors

TRAINING

Pursue a Bachelor’s or preferably an ME or MSC. After this, go for a diploma in intellectual patent rights from a known institute or do LLB from IIT (Kharagpur)where intellectual property rights is the prime focus. Join a law firm or company as a trainee in the patent department.

STUDY

 Academy of intellectual Property Studies, Mumbai, PG diploma in patent management www.alps.ac.in
 NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, PG diploma in patent law www.nalsar.ac.in
 IGNOU, PG diploma in IPR www.ignous.ac.in
 National institute of Intellectual Property Management Property Management, Nagpur www.patentoffic.nic.in/niipm/index.htm

WHAT’S GOOD & BAD

 Good money – you can expect a good salary right at the beginning of your career
 It‘s an emerging filed with immense scope
 Work may take up a lot of your me time

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