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The field of patent attorney is very wide and is a relatively new and challenging area that has tremendous potential. It is also a position suitable for and open to engineers, biologists, computer scientists, chemists, and many other professionals in the field of science and technology.
This article talks about the legal staff position of a Patent Agent. A Patent Agent does not need a legal degree but does need a background in technology such as computer science, electrical, mechanical engineering, or biotech education. The Patent Agent must take and pass the patent bar exam the same as patent attorneys.
A Patent Attorney confirms who gets credit for being the first inventor of an idea or product by filing for a patent on behalf of the inventor. Let's refer to a case of a professor who was working on a new idea that would later change the way fertility drugs were used. The professor decided to file for a patent only to find out another group from Australia had filed first. In this case, the patent lawyer had to prove the professor was the original ''Idea Man''.