Where should you List the Patents on your Resume?
The Summary and Patents section are the better spots in your resume to list your patents:
Summary Section: As patent(s) are excellent credentials, you should, in fact, you must, include it in the Summary section. Be aware that the summary of your qualifications highlights your talent and experience, right at the first stage of the resume-review process. In the Summary, you’ll only indicate the number of patents you’ve. If these are few, and space permits, add also the titles of the inventions. Say you’ve two patents. Add a line like “Patents for <title of the first invention> and <title of the second invention>."
Patents Section: It’s the best place to list your patents. With a separate block of its own in the resume, the patents section helps draw the focus of the hirer to it. Give the section a title like PATENTS.
Now, the question is, “Where should you place this section?" Make the decision on the needs of the job. If it demands a track record of inventions that are patented, it makes sense to list your patents right below the Summary. That way, your skills that has a strong fit with the job needs is quickly visible. In any case, you should list patents, preferably, on the first page of your resume.