Top Patent Attorney plans and directs all aspects of an organization's patent related legal issues. Provides patent expertise to other departments where needed. Being a Top Patent Attorney demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Requires a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Additionally, Top Patent Attorney requires admittance to a state bar. Typically reports to top management. The Top Patent Attorney manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. To be a Top Patent Attorney typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function.