Counsel, Patent Salary

Average Counsel, Patents in the United States make around $170K per year. Overall cash earnings for Counsel, Patents stretch from $111K on the lower end to $261K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $49K from bonuses and $84K from profit sharing. Most Counsel, Patents report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Counsel, Patents (60 percent) who took the survey are men. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly all collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$107,286 - $217,901
$110K
$170K
$220K
MEDIAN: $169,670
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$107,286 - $217,901  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $48,645  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $84,430  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$111,474 - $260,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Counsel, Patent

As technology continues to mature and grow more complex, the necessity to secure patents is an issue as important for inventors and mechanical development teams as it is for technology creators and intellectual property owners. The patent counsel, or patent attorney, is a legal expert who assists rights holders to protect their intellectual property by drafting and filing the necessary legal documents to assert exclusive rights of production if these rights are being violated. Examples of this would be a competitor copying a design element too closely or reverse-engineering a protected product or device schematic. If necessary, the patent counsel will file litigation and represent the rights holder in court to secure damages against an infringing party.

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Counsel, Patent Tasks

  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liablility, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.

Common Career Paths for Counsel, Patent


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Counsel, Patents may experience a considerable drop in salary when they transition into an upper level Patent Attorney position, where pay tends to be around $135K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Counsel, Patent

Pay by Experience for a Counsel, Patent has a positive trend. An entry-level Counsel, Patent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Counsel, Patent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $195,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Counsel, Patent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $205,000 based on 18 salaries. A Counsel, Patent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $210,000 based on 9 salaries.

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Key Stats for Counsel, Patent

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Counsel, Patent Salaries

Late-Career
▲8%

Experienced
▲6%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$193,000

Entry-Level
▼41%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 3%
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