Patent agent is certified specialist of IPR law in India. He/she can make his career in IPR.
Current Status of patent agents – As per the annual report of Indian patent office Total number of registered patent agents as on 31st March 2017 was 2,422. So you can assume how much shortage of certified patent agent in India. That’s why a certified patent agent can get higher salary even as a fresher.
How to became a Patent agent in India – Any person must pass the patent agent exam conduct by the Indian patent office every year.
Eligibility – Undergraduate of science & technology such as B.Pharm, B.Tech etc
Salary of patent agent: Start from approximately 5 lakh per annum.
Option for work
A patent agent can work in following companies
- Legal Process out sourcing companies
- IPR of office of Pharma, Automobile, Chemical, Food, electronic industries etc
- Can start his/her consultancy
Pattern of Patent agent exam: It consist of 2 papers
- Paper-1= MCQ
- Paper2= Subjective Question
Get Old paper of Patent agent examination: Click Here
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