Sample Intellectual Property Lawyer Resume

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Thomas Ellis
247 Upland Avenue
Mount Gilead, OH 43338

Job Objective To secure Intellectual Property Lawyer position with a well established law firm.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in intellectual property legal operations
  • Profound knowledge of intellectual property matters
  • Deep knowledge of patent law and administrative procedures
  • Familiarity with legal analysis and reasoning techniques
  • Immense ability to build positive working relationships with clients
  • Remarkable ability to apply legal methodologies
  • Outstanding ability to make complex judgments
  • Superior client counseling and advocacy skills

Professional Experience:

Intellectual Property Lawyer
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Mount Gilead, OH
August 2007 – Present


  • Protected Intellectual Property (IP) rights for client groups.
  • Evaluated third party IP rights when needed.
  • Provided legal support for mergers and divestitures.
  • Evaluated the quality of filed patent applications.
  • Managed patent portfolio effectively.
  • Assisted in prosecution of patent applications.
  • Negotiated intellect property contracts and agreements.
  • Assisted in process development and streamlining activities to improve IP department effectiveness.

Intellectual Property Lawyer
Mayer Brown LLP, Mount Gilead, OH
May 2004 – July 2007


  • Worked with Specialty Attorneys to manage contract matters.
  • Assisted in filing patent applications.
  • Ensured all company operations adhere to Intellectual Property (IP) law.
  • Identified litigation matters that violate IP rights.
  • Implemented IP strategy initiatives.
  • Performed legal researches using Internet and other search tools.
  • Analyzed third party patents and provided legal opinions to managers.
  • Provided IP education to employees.


Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property Law
Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, MI

Bachelor’s Degree in Law
Bates College, Lewiston, ME

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