Patent Practitioner Career Assessment

A career as a Patent Practitioner consists of helping individual inventors, corporations, universities, and others patent their inventions. You may work as a Patent Agent or a Patent Attorney.

If you are thinking of getting into a career as a Patent Practitioner, the following questions are important to consider.


If you would like to review your assessment, answer the questions and click ‘Get Test Results’. Please keep in mind that these skills and traits are not 100% necessary in order to have a successful career as a Patent Agent or Attorney. This assessment only serves to help you learn about some of the ideal skills and traits for this career and will give you ideas for what you may want to consider improving upon.

Patent Practitioner Career Assessment

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1.Do you enjoy providing a valuable service to others?
2.Do you have problems working with (or for) others?
3.Can you provide excellent customer service?
4.Does constructive criticism bother you?
5.Can you give full attention to what other people are saying while taking the time to understand the points being made?
6.During a conversation with another individual, does it come naturally for you to ask appropriate questions, without interrupting at inappropriate times?
7.Can you convey information effectively to others during a typical conversation?
8.Do you have the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences?
9.Do people often not understand what you just explained?
10.Can you handle having face-to-face conversations with a variety of individuals nearly every work day?
11.Can you communicate effectively with persons outside your organization in person, in writing, by telephone, or by e-mail?
12.Would you find it difficult to represent your organization to customers and other outside sources?
13.Do you often have trouble with computers?
14.Can you use office equipment like scanners, photocopiers, and media drives without problems?
15.Are you comfortable using document management software and information retrieval or search software?
16.Are you comfortable working indoors every day?
17.Do you have knowledge of administrative procedures such as word processing and managing files and records?
18.Would it bother you to make a high number of telephone calls every day?
19.Would you get tired of preparing legal documents nearly every day?
20.Would you find it difficult to adjust to changes in laws, legal codes, and government regulations?
21.Are you comfortable spending a high portion of your day writing and documenting information?
22.Are you able to (or willing to learn to) interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses?
23.Can you accurately identify the implications from legal precedents?
24.Are you comfortable acting as an agent, trustee, guardian, or executor for businesses or individuals?
25.Do you have a difficult time negotiating with people?
26.Would you be bored researching relevant legal materials?
27.Can you arbitrate disputes between parties to resolve legal conflicts?
28.Can you evaluate information related to legal matters in public or personal records?
29.Can you effectively settle disputes, grievances and conflicts?
30.Do you possess the ability to communicate information and ideas in writing well enough so that others can understand the information conveyed?
31.Can you draw quick sketches to briefly illustrate a particular component?
32.Do you have difficulties understanding the structure and/or content of the English language?
33.Do you understand the meaning and spelling of most words, rules of composition, and grammar?
34.Do you find it difficult to complete writing assignments according to specific standards?
35.Can you organize written material in a manner which makes the most sense for the reader?
36.Do you possess the ability to maintain records of your work and revisions?
37.Do you have trouble editing or making changes to material prepared by other writers?
38.Can you select photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate particular components?
39.Do you possess the ability to understand complex information and ideas presented in writing?
40.Do you have a difficult time uncovering the main point behind drawings and specifications?
41.Would you have a difficult time interviewing engineering personnel to become up-to-date with the specific field of art you work in?
42.Can you read journals and other material to become familiar with product technologies?
43.Can you use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of specific approaches to problems?
44.Do you sometimes have trouble understanding what you just read?
45.Can you understand written sentences and paragraphs in complex documents?
46.Can you identify complex problems and review related information to develop solutions?
47.Can you evaluate information to determine compliance with standards?
48.Can you use relevant information to determine whether products or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards?
49.Do you have a difficult time meeting deadlines?
50.Do you work well independently?
51.Is it extremely important for you to be accurate?
52.Do you possess the ability to exhaustively gather information?
53.Do you have a difficult time supervising others?
54.Would you rather not coordinate people and resources?
55.Do you have knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning?

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