What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »
Browse Categories

Counsel, Patent Salary

The average Patent Counsel in the United States earns approximately $160K per year. In the world of Counsel, Patents, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $49K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $25K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $127K and $234K. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Men account for the majority of Counsel, Patents who responded to the questionnaire — 84 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.
$122,566 - $198,151
(Median)
120K
140K
160K
180K
200K
MEDIAN: $159,791
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$122,566 - $198,151  
   
Bonus
$2,553 - $48,936  
Profit Sharing
$5,034 - $24,832  
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).
)
$126,963 - $234,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 106
United States (change)

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.

Read More...

Counsel, Patent Tasks

  • 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.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • 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.

Counsel, Patent Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Counsel, Patent Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$178,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 1%