PATENT AGENT CAREER
Patent Agent is the first step to become a certified Intellectual Property Professional. To become
registered patent agent in India a person need to qualify the Patent Agent Examination which is
conducted by Indian Patent Office every year. In 2011, Patent Agent Examination is scheduled to be on
15th – 16th January 2011.
Any science graduate – students pursuing B. Sc, M. Sc, B. Tech etc are eligible to appear for the
examination. As per statistics, the Intellectual Property Industry generated returns of Rs 2,26,63,01,039
in 2008-09 out of which pat ent s alone had generat ed Rs 1,56,14,63,824 and it has progressively grown.
With the industry generating substantial amount of revenue career prospects of patent agent is high.
With the growing awareness of patents, patent filing is on rise in India.
A patent agent can choose to work at varied profiles in various companies – from law firms to
A pat ent agent can work at varied levels.
An IPR Professional can take up jobs in various industries and at varied work profiles. An example
Multinational Corporations- Microsoft, General Electrics (GE Research Center, GE India Technology
Cent er), Biocon, Novart is, Infosys Technologies Lt d et c.
Government – CSIR, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), FICCI, Indian Patent Office, BCIL etc.
Legal Process Out sourcing – E-value serve, CPA Global, Acumen Legal Services
Law Firms- Anand and Anand, Dubey & Part ners – Advocat es et c.
Privat e IPR Companies- Lexis Nexis, Dolcera, Promet heus Pat ent Services Pvt Lt d, Cheers Int eract ive,
SciTech Pat ent Art Pvt Lt d et c.
Work description at various levels-
Patent Analyst-patent searching
Pat ent Agent -pat ent draft ing, landscape mapping, claim mapping st udies,
Patent Manager- prior art search by using different database, patentability analysis, infringement
analysis, FTO analysis, pat ent mining & administ rat ion, landscape mapping, claim mapping st udies, pat ent
invalidation research, and patent application drafting, as well as preparing response to office actions.
Innovation Manger- Handling patent portfolio management, patent evaluation from Invention disclosure,
patentability analysis, patent drafting, patent filing, patent mining, patent mapping, patent watch, patent
Infringement analysis, freedom t o operat e analysis, pat ent landscape, compet it ors landscaping