Biotechnology Patent Lawyers


Overview

Biotechnology Patent Lawyers

Introduction

Biotechnology patent lawyers are lawyers who specialize in helping biotechnology researchers, scientists, and research corporations with all legal aspects of their biotechnology patents. They assist clients in applying for patents and enforcing those patents.

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Median Salary

$120,910

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Employment Prospects

Good

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Minimum Education Level

Doctorate


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Experience

Internship


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Skills

Public Speaking


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Personality Traits

Organized

Earnings

In the law field, salaries tend to increase in predictable increments as the lawyer gains in experience and seniority. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual income for all lawyers was $120,910 in May 2018. The lowest paid 10 percent made less than $58,220 and the top 10 percent made more than $208,000. Higher salaries are generally found in major urban areas at large firm...

Work Environment

Generally, there is a heavy workload with this career, and stress is part of the job. Because there are still relatively few biotech patent lawyers, successful ones can find themselves in especially high demand, and keeping hours down to an even remotely reasonable number can be a challenge. However, even this negative aspect has its upside, since biotech patent lawyers entering the field in th...

Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for all lawyers will grow about as fast as the average for all careers through 2028, although competition for the best jobs will be intense. Biotechnology patent attorneys should have a good future based on several factors: the limited number of trained biotech patent lawyers, the increased need for new biotechnologies, and industry growth. ...

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