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Counsel, Patent Salary

Median pay for Counsel, Patents in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $158K per year. In the world of Counsel, Patents, overall income ranges from $115K near the bottom to $234K at the top; this can include more than $49K from bonuses and more than $25K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The vast majority (86 percent) of Counsel, Patents who answered the questionnaire are male. For the most part, Counsel, Patents enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$111,502 - $195,997
(Median)
$110K
$160K
$200K
MEDIAN: $158,235
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$111,502 - $195,997  
   
Bonus
$503 - $49,468  
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).
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$114,922 - $233,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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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

  • 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.

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Experience Affects Counsel, Patent Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$175,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

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