What is a patent agent?

Answer To protect an invention, inventors must file a patent. Obtaining a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requires specific legal and procedural knowledge. A patent agent can assi... Read More »

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How much does a patent agent make in California?

In California patent agents make around $72,000 a year (as of 2010). This salary will vary based on company, experience and exact position. A patent agent negotiates draft patent agreements between... Read More »

Australia Patent Agent Qualification Requirements?

The term 'patent agent' is used in the US but not in Australia; instead, these individuals are 'patent attorneys' or 'Trademark Attorneys'. Patent attorneys wanting to practice in Australia must be... Read More »

What is the difference between patent attorneys and patent agents?

Patent attorneys and patent agents both help inventors process patent applications, but only attorneys can represent inventors in litigation or legal transactions.The Role of Patent AttorneysAttorn... Read More »

Do patent agents need to be admitted to the patent bar?

Patent agents must be admitted to the patent bar in order to represent inventors. They are required by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to pass an exam showing they have necessary legal, scient... Read More »