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A patent at­tor­ney is a techno-le­gal pro­fes­sional who rep­re­sents clients in ob­tain­ing patents and in fil­ing a law­suit in case of an in­fringe­ment by some com­peti­tor. The term is used dif­fer­ently in dif­fer­ent coun­tries. A back­ground of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy, with an additional qual­i­fi­ca­tion in law are the ba­sics to be­come a patent at­tor­ney. He or she has to un­der­stand and as­sim­i­late the tech­nol­ogy be­ing patented. Since patent at­tor­neys have a de­gree in law, they can prac­tice in the courts as well. On the other hand, some­one with a back­ground in sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy, can also reg­is­ter and prac­tice as a patent agent for the patent of­fice. With more and more In­dian com­pa­nies in­vest­ing in R&D, patent at­tor­neys have a very bright fu­ture

CLOCK­WORK patent of­fi­cials 9am: Meet­ing with client to 6pm: Leave for home dis­cuss the nov­elty, fea­tures or 7pm on­wards: Read books, de­sign of an in­ven­tion jour­nals and news­let­ters on In­dian 11am: Do patent searches to find and in­ter­na­tional patent laws and out de­tails of re­lated in­ven­tions on rules web­sites like Del­phion, Mi­cropat, and STL etc 1.30pm: Quick lunch 2pm: Draft the patent pro­posal 3pm: Meet

THE PAY­OFF The start­ing salary as a trainee is some­where be­tween R10,000 to R15,000 per month, which in­creases to R20,000 to R25,000 per month when you be­come a reg­u­lar em­ployee. Af­ter you gain ex­pe­ri­ence of three/four years, you can earn as much as R40,000 to R50,000 per month. Later in your ca­reer, you can make progress on the ba­sis of your learn­ing po­ten­tial and per­for­mance SKILLS/TRAITS Abil­ity to ab­sorb all kinds of in­for­ma­tion Good or­a­tory skills, which come handy dur­ing lit­i­ga­tion An­a­lyt­i­cal skills to make

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