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manuraj (lawyer)     14 February 2010

difference between patent agent and patent attorney


please explain difference between patent agent and patent attorney. practicing lawyer(without register his name as patent agent) can file patent application on behalf of his client through his authorization (poA or vakalath)


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rajesh saharan (ADVOCATE)     15 February 2010


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Abhinandan (Lawyer)     22 February 2010

both are same . In India the persons who are qualified for the prosection of Patent in the patent office are called Patent agent whereas apart india they are called patent attorney.

Abhinandan (Lawyer)     22 February 2010

The only difference between two Patent agent can only prosecute in Patent office where as Patent attorney can prosecute in Patent office as well as before the court of Law  

A patent attorney is an individual who (1) is a lawyer, (2) holds a university degree in an approved technical field, and (3) has passed the Patent Bar Examination. A patent agent only qualifies under items (2) and (3) above. Both patent attorneys and patent agents are registered with the PTO, and are fully authorized to prepare patent applications and obtain patents for their clients. Patent agents usually charge much less for their services.


bhagwat patil (Property due diligence 9422773303)     30 March 2010

useful information

Sanjeev Panda (Advocate)     31 March 2010

Very well explained by Mr.Abhinandan

AMBUJ KUMAR (PARTNER)     06 April 2010

Hi Manu,

I am Advocate Ambuj from Delhi. The basic differece b/w Patent Agent and Patent Attorney is Patent attorney can file as well as argue the case before the Court and patent office, but the Patent agent can argue before the patent office only.



TROLLER ROASTER   27 October 2019

Sir does that mean I can become a patent lawyer without technical knowledge

Varsha Mahendra Singh   21 June 2022

For patent filing in India, one of the most crucial aspects to consider is the preparation of patent specifications. The entire process of drafting a patent specification is a specialized task that can be done best by experienced professionals only.

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