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

Counsel, Patent Salary

Counsel, Patents in the United States pull down an average of $156K annually. Final cash compensation to Counsel, Patents varies from around $109K to approximately $231K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $49K and $25K, respectively. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Counsel, Patents who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 85 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$107,769 - $190,867
(Median)
$110K
$160K
$190K
MEDIAN: $156,205
10%
50%
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
$107,769 - $190,867  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $48,767  
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).
)
$109,392 - $230,664  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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

Jobs by Simply Hired
jobs by Indeed job search

Search for more jobs:


Related Job Salaries

 
ADVERTISEMENT
United States (change)

Experience Affects Counsel, Patent Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$172,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 1%
ADVERTISEMENT