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Counsel, Patent Salary (United States)

A Counsel, Patent earns an average salary of $161,265 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Counsel, Patent Salary (?
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$122,810 - $204,931
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
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$122,810 - $204,931  
   
Bonus
$2,534 - $49,003  
Profit Sharing
$1,521 - $24,658  
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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$128,251 - $239,771  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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Job Description for Counsel, Patent

  • 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%
National Average
$181,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 1%