Patent Attorney IV determines potential of granting patents on inventions or trademarks, and monitors possibility of infringement. Responsible for preparing and filing patent applications and trademark registrations, litigating pending applications and registrations, and reporting possible violations. Being a Patent Attorney IV prosecutes violations of organization's registrations and/or patents. Requires a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Additionally, Patent Attorney IV requires admittance to a state bar. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Patent Attorney IV work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. A specialist on complex technical and business matters. To be a Patent Attorney IV typically requires 7+ years of related experience.