How do you become an Australian patent attorney?

As regulated by the Patents Act 1990, to register as an Australian Patent Attorney, you must satisfy the following requirements:

  • complete higher education studies in engineering, science or another field that relates to potentially patentable subject matter;
  • have worked with a registered patent attorney or been employed in a company practicing patent matters on behalf of the company or been an examiner of patents for at least 12 months;
  • have completed an accredited course concerning patents, trade marks and design registrations; and
  • be an ordinary resident of Australia.

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At Cotters, we hire professional staff from diverse backgrounds.  We are always interested to hear from talented people who wish to become a patent attorney or trade mark attorney, as well as paralegal staff. You are invited to send your resume in strict confidence to mail@cotters.com.au.