Patent Attorney

Patent Attorney Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Patent Attorney job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Law
  • Patentability
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Preparation
  • Trademarks
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  • Licensing
  • Trade Secrets
  • Legal Writing
  • Prosecution
  • Legal Research
  • Copyright Law
  • Litigation
  • Invention
  • Patent Portfolio Analysis
  • Legal Opinions
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Software Patents
  • Corporate Law

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Resume Skills: Legal Research

  • Westlaw
  • LexisNexis
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Case Management
  • Document Review
  • Court Filings
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Drafting
  • Legal Analysis
  • Bloomberg Law
  • Casemaker
  • Casetext
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Resume Skills: Law & Regulatory

  • Westlaw
  • LexisNexis
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Case Management
  • Document Review
  • Court Filings
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Drafting
  • Legal Analysis
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Trademark Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Patent Licensing
  • Trade Secret Law
  • Trademark Applications
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Intellectual Property Valuation
  • Patent Litigation
  • Trade Secret Laws
  • Patent Portfolio Analysis
  • Patent Strategy
  • Licensing Negotiations
  • International Patent Regulations
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Resume Skills: Patent Analysis

  • Westlaw
  • LexisNexis
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Case Management
  • Document Review
  • Court Filings
  • USPTO database
  • Patent Drafting
  • Patent Searching
  • Patent Landscape Analysis
  • Patent portfolio management
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Resume Skills: Patent Tools

Resume Skills: Software

  • PATBase
  • PatSeer
  • Patent iNSIGHT Pro
  • Google Patents
  • USPTO Patent Database
  • European Patent Office (EPO) Database
  • AutoCAD
  • MS Office Suite
  • OrCAD
  • Altium Designer
  • PSpice
  • Microsoft Office
  • Python
  • MySQL
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Resume Skills: Legal Software

Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: IP Law Software

Resume Skills: General Computer Proficiency

Resume Skills: Technical

  • MS Office Suite
  • Legal Document Management Software
  • Electronic Discovery Software
  • File Management Software
  • Cloud Computing
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Material Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • PatBase
  • Microsoft Office
  • Westlaw
  • SPSS
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
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Resume Skills: Technical Analysis

Resume Skills: Technical Expertise

Resume Skills: Patent Databases

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Sample Patent Attorney Resume Examples: How To Include These Skills

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Your Name
Patent Attorney
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Microsoft Corporation September 2017 - Present
Senior Patent Attorney
Guided a team of junior attorneys in the strategic development and prosecution of Microsoft's patent portfolio, resulting in a 35% increase in granted patents over a 3-year span
Spearheaded patentability and infringement analyses, evaluating over 1,000 patents and successfully minimizing potential litigation risks
Negotiated and executed licensing agreements, securing a recurring annual revenue of $2M for the corporation
Presented regular legal opinions on software patents, protecting the corporation from potential trademark infringements
Partnered with research and development teams, leading to the creation of 30+ invention disclosures in 2021 alone
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Senior Patent Attorney
Championed 50+ patent litigations in various tribunals, obtaining favorable results 95% of the time
Implemented patent analysis software, reducing patent research time by 40%
Mentored 10+ junior attorneys in patent drafting, leading to 30% improvement in first-time patent acceptance
Secured patent protection for 100+ revolutionary technologies, contributing directly to $100M in company revenue
Designed a patent training program for engineering staff, reducing potential IP leaks by 45% January 2013 - August 2017
Patent Counsel
Drafted and prosecuted over 500 patent applications, achieving a high approval rate of 90%
Conducted meticulous patent portfolio analysis, resulting in streamlined patent maintenance costs by 25%
Collaborated with the marketing department, establishing a comprehensive understanding of trademarks, leading to a 20% reduction in trademark infringement cases
Assisted clients in the interpretation of patent law, thus increasing client confidence and satisfaction by 30%
Johnson & Johnson June 2018 - December 2021
Patent Attorney
Contributed to a 30% increase in protection of company IP by filing and prosecuting over 200 patents
Streamlined patent application processes, saving an average of 2 weeks per application
Guided cross-functional teams in IP law compliance, decreasing patent infringement issues by 50%
Resume Worded March 2010 - December 2012
Patent Associate
Developed a deep understanding of patent preparation and prosecution best practices, resulting in 300+ patents being filed effectively
Provided detailed reports on patent litigation cases, contributing to a successful defence strategy in 12 major litigation cases
Assisted in legal research, producing substantial information for key legal cases May 2015 - May 2018
Associate Patent Attorney
Developed an effective patent screening process, resulting in 10% increase in patentable materials
Negotiated 20+ lucrative patent licensing agreements
Managed a database of 5,000+ patents, ensuring comprehensive company-wide access
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2009
Master of Laws (LL.M) in Intellectual Property Law
Specialization in Patent Law
Resume Worded University May 2007
Juris Doctor (JD)
With Honors, Top 10% of the class, Moot Court Champion
Legal Research & Writing: Legal Research, Legal Drafting, Legal Analysis, Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER
IP Law Software: PatBase, Patentoptimizer, IPdox, Micropatent, CPi
General Computer Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Zoom Conferencing, Skype for Business
Languages: English (Native), German (Conversational), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Patent Bar Certification (USPTO), Advanced Certification in Intellectual Property Law
Leadership & Volunteering: Lead Attorney for Pro Bono Patent filing project, Volunteer for Free Legal Aid Camps
Awards: Attorney of the Year (Microsoft, 2020), Rising Star in IP Law (, 2016)
Projects: Developed a streamlined patent review process for Microsoft Corporation, Successfully defended high-profile IP theft case
Your Name
Intellectual Property Attorney
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Apple Inc February 2016 - Present
Senior IP Attorney
Directed global intellectual property strategies, increasing patents-in-suit by 30% while reducing potential for IP litigation by 20%
Devised effective licensing plans for trade secrets and trademarks, generating $5M in annual licensing revenue
Orchestrated patent litigation processes, maintaining a success rate of 85% throughout high-stake circumstances
Built robust patent_portfolio, growing the number of valuable patent filings by 40% over 5 years
Advised on copyright law adaptations, saving the company up to $2M in potential litigation expenses
Johnson & Johnson February 2023 - Present
Senior Intellectual Property Attorney
Oversaw the protection of 150+ innovative medical technologies through strategic patent filings
Managed a team of five patent attorneys, achieving a 20% increase in successful patent prosecutions
Elucidated complex IP law concepts to non-legal professionals, increasing company-wide IP awareness by 40%
Improved patent filing process by implementing a state-of-the-art patent application system
Played a pivotal role in litigation to protect the company's IP, securing victories in 85% of cases
Google LLC July 2011 - January 2016
IP Counsel
Assisted in the development and implementation of a comprehensive IP program, increasing the company's patent portfolio by 25%
Advised on 350+ copyright and trademark infringement issues, averting legal problems and saving significant litigation costs
Represented the company in litigation cases, contributing to a 95% success rate in patent oppositions
Partnered with internal teams on 50+ patent filing assignments resulting in eventual ratification
Resume Worded June 2019 - January 2023
Intellectual Property Attorney
Instrumental in acquiring legal protection for 100+ revolutionary technologies
Regulated company-wide IP law compliance, ensuring 95% adherence to all legal standards
Orchestrated extensive patent audits to safeguard company assets
Resume Worded March 2008 - June 2011
IP Associate
Aided in drafting and filing 200+ patent applications, ensuring adherence to patent law and benchmarks
Worked on multi-disciplinary IP cases involving software patents, trademarks, and copyright law
Engaged in regular legal research to update team knowledge, leading to fortified legal positions in contentious cases April 2016 - May 2019
Junior Intellectual Property Attorney
Collaborated in strategic IP-related legal operations, resulting in a 15% increase in company's protected assets
Aided in the successful licensing of 20+ patents, generating $1M in revenues
Facilitated IP training for engineering teams, reducing potential IP issues by 30%
Resume Worded Institute July 2007
Master of Laws (LL.M.) - Intellectual Property Law
Award: Resume Worded Scholar (Top 3%)
Resume Worded University May 2005
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Specialization: Contract Law and Intellectual Property Law
Award: Dean's List 2004 (Top 5%)
Legal Research: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg Law, Casemaker, Casetext
Intellectual Property Law: Patent Prosecution, Trademark Applications, Copyright Infringement, Intellectual Property Valuation, Patent Litigation, Trade Secret Laws
Technical Skills: MS Office Suite (Expert), Legal Document Management Software, Electronic Discovery Software, File Management Software, Cloud Computing
Certifications: Licensed Attorney, State Bar of California, American Bar Association (ABA) Certificate of Continuing Education - Intellectual Property Law
Professional Membership: Member, Intellectual Property Section, American Bar Association (ABA)
Publications: Authored 'Creating a Robust IP Strategy in the Tech Sector' in the Journal of Intellectual Property (2014), Co-Author of 'Patent Wars: Navigating litigation in the modern tech world' (2013), Frequently contribute articles to tech blogs and law journals on IP protection in tech industry
Volunteering: Pro bono legal counsel, non-profit tech startups (2015-present), Mentor, Resume Worded Mentorship Initiative for Young Lawyers (2020-present)
Your Name
Patent Consultant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE December 2022 - Present
Senior Patent Consultant
Automated patent search process, increasing efficiency by 35% while reducing human error
Successfully licensed 100+ patents, earning the company $5M in royalties
Advised teams of scientists on 50+ innovation projects, increasing patent output by 25%
Standardized the patent documentation process boosting accuracy by 30%
Negotiated 15+ advantageous patent transfer agreements for the company
Intel Corporation September 2018 - November 2022
Patent Consultant
Drove an initiative to conduct monthly patent monitoring, reducing infringement risks by 20%
Trained 5+ teams in patentable criteria, increasing successful filings by 15%
Played a key role in patent audits, ensuring compliance with international IP law
Resume Worded July 2015 - August 2018
Junior Patent Consultant
Assisted in the successful filing of 500 patents, contributing to a 10% increase in company IP
Participated in negotiating 10+ patent licensing agreements
Collaborated in the development and maintenance of a 10,000+ patent database
Resume Worded University June 2022
Master of Intellectual Property Law
Specialized in Patent Law
Resume Worded University May 2015
Bachelor of Engineering - Electronic and Communications
Concentration in Digital IC Design
Award: Top performer in Semiconductor Devices course
Patent Analysis: Intellectual Property Law, USPTO database, Patent Drafting, Patent Searching, Patent Landscape Analysis, Patent portfolio management
Technical Expertise: Integrated Circuit Design, CAD Tools, Semiconductors, Microprocessors, FPGAs, ASIC
Software: AutoCAD, MS Office Suite, OrCAD, Altium Designer, PSpice, MATLAB (Proficient)
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (CPVA), Certified Licensing Professional (CLP)
Awards: IP Star Award -, Recognition Award - Intel Corporation
Leadership & Volunteering: Pro Bono Patent Services for Local Start-ups
Continuing Education: Attended Annual Intellectual Property Conference, participated in various patent law webinars and workshops
Your Name
Patent Analyst
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2022 - Present
Lead Patent Analyst
Innovated an AI-based patent analysis tool, expediting the patent review process by 50%
Evaluated 300+ patents for licensing and acquisition opportunities, resulting in $2.5M revenue increase
Pioneered the use of data visualization tools in patent portfolio reporting, improving readability by 30%
Selected to lead a team of 10 analysts, driving a 25% increase in quarterly performance
Guided the implementation of a company-wide patent database, improving patent management by 20%
Johnson & Johnson February 2018 - February 2022
Patent Analyst
Spearheaded quarterly patent audits, detecting potential infringements 25% faster
Instrumental in formulating an efficient patent screening process, decreasing approval time by 15%
Played a key role in due-diligence for 75+ patent acquisitions
Resume Worded January 2015 - January 2018
Junior Patent Analyst
Participated in patent analysis for 200+ technologies, contributing to increased company IP
Implemented effective tracking of patent lifecycles, improving management efficiency by 10%
Assisted in patent infringement investigations, helping to protect company assets
Resume Worded University July 2017
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Specialization in Intellectual Property Law
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2014
Bachelor of Science - Chemistry
Minor in Business Management
Honors: Graduated Cum Laude
Patent Evaluation: PatBase, Orbit Intelligence, PatSeer, Google Patents, PATSTAT
Patent Databases: USPTO, WIPO, EPO, SIPO, KIPO, JPO
Technical Skills: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Sciences, Life Sciences
Software Tools: Microsoft Office, Python, MATLAB, MySQL
Certifications: Registered Patent Agent, Patent Bots Certificate in Patent Analysis
Leadership & Volunteering: Chairperson - Intellectual Property Law Association, Volunteer - Legal Aid Services
Publications: Authored 3 articles on patent analytics in 'The Journal of Intellectual Property Rights'
Your Name
Patent Advisor
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2022 - Present
Chief Patent Advisor
Led a patent initiative resulting in a 20% increase in secured patents year-over-year
Advised on 250+ potential patents, resulting in $10M in potential revenue sources
Hosted quarterly IP law workshops for staff, improving patent generation by 15%
Improved patent filing efficiency by 30% by pioneering a digital filing system
Initiated a program for patent monitoring, reducing potential infringements by 25%
Intel Corporation July 2017 - March 2022
Patent Advisor
Identified patent opportunities leading to 50+ potential patents
Coordinated with legal team to file 200+ patents successfully
Conducted comprehensive patent audits every quarter ensuring 100% compliance May 2015 - June 2017
Junior Patent Advisor
Played a part in increasing the company's patent portfolio by 10%
Aided in the implementation of a digital patent filing system
Supported the team in patent licensing negotiations, contributing to $500K revenues
Resume Worded Institute January 2021
Certification in International Patent Law
Focused on global intellectual property regulations and enforcement
Resume Worded University May 2015
Master of Law (LLM) in Intellectual Property Law
Graduated cum laude
Thesis on Modern Patent Reform and Application Process
Patent Law Knowledge: Patent Prosecution, Patent Litigation, Patent Portfolio Analysis, Patent Strategy, Licensing Negotiations, International Patent Regulations
Technical Skills: PatBase, PATSTAT, Microsoft Office, Westlaw, SPSS, Adobe Acrobat Professional
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Proficient), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Registered Patent Attorney with USPTO, Professional Mediation Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Pro Bono Patent Advisor for Innovate for Impact Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor Program
Awards: Intel Corporation Innovation Award 2020, Rising Star Award 2016

How do I add skills to a Patent Attorney resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Patent Attorney posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Patent Law, Licensing and Trademarks are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Patentability and Patent Litigation.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Patent Preparation, Intellectual Property and Patent Prosecution - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Legal Opinions, Software Patents and Prosecution - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

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Word Cloud for Patent Attorney Skills & Keywords

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What skills do hiring managers want to see on a Patent Attorney resume?

On top Patent Attorney resumes, skills like Patent Prosecution, Patent Law, Patentability, Intellectual Property, Patent Litigation, Patent Preparation, Trademarks and Licensing appear most often.

Depending on the exact role you're applying to, skills like Prosecution, Legal Opinions, Software Patents, Patent Portfolio Analysis and Trade Secrets can also be effective keywords to include on your resume.

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