A patent agent is a USPTO registered practitioner (passed the patent bar exam, etc.) who is NOT an attorney.

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Is it practical for a novice to successfully file a patent without hiring a patent lawyer?

I am an undergraduate student in the US, and have come up with a (hopefully) patentable idea independently of my studies. The upside of that is the university cannot claim any rights to my invention; ...
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How to initiate a WIN/WIN relationship for inventor and patent professional

What is the optimal way for a solo/serial inventor and a patent professional (attorney or agent) to engage one another in a business relationship so that it is a WIN/WIN experience for both? The ...
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Are independent patent agent/attorney companies a better deal?

Through experience I know that when hiring consultants, top quality software architects can come about $50/hour less expensive if they are working independently rather than though a large company. ...
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Where to find patent Agents/Attorneys?

Is there any website or a forum where I can find patent attorneys or agents who are reliable ? After a lot of searching, I find most of the websites of attorneys very 'spammy looking'. Answers from ...