If you have an interest in law, whether it is medical law, entertainment law, or divorce law, also keep in mind that you should consider doing patent law. Patent lawyers are essentially the legal force that will direct clients when it comes to applying for and getting a patent. They often find themselves retained by companies rather than people, though there are definitely some patent lawyers out there who make a living representing people who feel that their patents have been violated. Though medical law and entertainment law might be more popular, you'll find that patent law also has a great deal to recommend it.
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''.
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.