Sample Patent Attorney Resume

Samantha Pierce

2200 La Rue Ct., Tampa, FL 33624
Phone: 813-555-2125 Email:


Become a team member in a challenging environment at a leading Intellectual Property Law Firm in the state of Florida.


David & Long Law Office, Tallahassee, FL
Patent Law Internship
Intellectual Property Law Society, Tallahassee, Florida
Vice president


Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
Intellectual Property Law, Juris Doctor, 2013
Class Rank: Top 10%, GPA 3.8

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science, 2009
Honors: Dean’s List, 5 semesters, Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

2013 US Patent & Trademark Office
2013 State of Florida


Sample Patent Attorney Resume

This resume is an example of a person who is seeking a position with a law firm as a patent attorney. This job entails having experience working with patents and trademarks in a legal setting and actively practicing in the field.

A patent attorney resume must be specific and to the point, as employers will only scan your resume for a few seconds before deciding if they want to interview you or not. Put your best foot forward by showcasing your Bar admissions, GPA, professional experience and relatable skills to ensure you’re not overlooked.

Notice that in the example resume Samantha has placed her Related Work experience near the top, followed by her Education. Keep in mind that you are free to organize your resume as you see fit, however the order should either be chronological or functional. So if you are a recent grad who lacks experience, feel free to put your Education and Bar admissions directly under your Objective. This calls attention to the fact that you are a recent graduate who has already passed the Bar, rather than your lack of experience.

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