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A patent attorney works in a specific field of law that is known internationally either as intellectual property law or industrial property law. Patent attorneys typically work in four major areas: patents, trademarks, registered designs and copyrights. They also work in areas that include aspects about trade secrets, illegal competition, contracts and litigation. Examine the sample patent attorney resume below to discover some helpful hints that will give you the upper hand when it comes to making a first impression during your employment search.

David Love
4828 Franklin Street, Montgomery, AL 36109 111-111-1111 dlove@dac.org


Extremely gifted, resourceful and knowledgeable patent attorney with more than 10 years experience. Performed extensive professional legal, scientific and technical work concerning patents. Determined potential for granting patents on inventions or trademarks while monitoring infringement possibilities. Experience with the preparation, filing and prosecution of U.S. patent office applications. Counseled clients on IP issues and can establish and maintain open work relationships - building trust. Can manage multiple projects while adhering to published deadlines.

Professional Experience

Rheem Manufacturing Co., Montgomery, AL 2008 - Present
Consulting Patent Attorney

Acquire and protect all intellectual property rights for individual investors or organizations.
Determine if company inventions are new and innovative enough to be patent eligible.
Conduct discussion sessions with inventors concerning the product or idea and the processes used as background for determining if there is the likely success a patent will be granted.
Analyze after careful study all scientific and technical documents including and already published patent material to assess just how the invention is new and innovative for qualification.
Offer suggested modifications or alternative definitions for the invention.
Answer all queries from patent examiners.
Present periodic updates for specific patent applications.

Balch and Bingham LLP, Birmingham, AL 1999 - 2007
In-house Patent Attorney

Developed the most appropriate methods for protecting ideas.
Determined if an invention is uniquely new.
Ascertained if an invention meets standard patent qualifying requirements.
Designed strategies for intellectual property protection.
Completed and filed U.S. patent applications.
Staff training involving technology management with emphasis upon intellectual property protection.
Compliance assistance concerning invention reporting government requirements.
Assisted in in-house mentoring program for new patent agents.


Harvard University School of Law, Boston, MA
Juris Doctor, 1999

Member, Journal of Law and Technology
Member, International Law Society
Member, Southern Legal Society
The Harvard Law School Student Bar Association

University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
BS in Economics and Business Management, 1996

Graduated magna cum laude
Dean's List Student and Merit Scholar
Member Phi Beta Kappa
New York State Regents Scholarship Recipient.


Alabama State Bar licensed

Professional Organizations

Alabama State Bar Association (Member, Intellectual Property, International Law and Practice sections)
The Association of the Bar of the City of Montgomery
Birmingham Bar Association

Community Involvement

Pro bono work for the Boy Scouts of America; Birmingham Community Theater

Technical Skills

MS Office
Web Dictate

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