A Counsel, Patent earns an average salary of $157,760 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience strongly influences income for this job.
Counsel, Patent Total Pay (?
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$113,046 - $204,907
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$113,046 - $204,907  
   
Bonus
$2,013 - $45,958  
Profit Sharing
$1,927 - $18,138  
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$117,910 - $242,735  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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 15%
National Average
$174,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Entry-Level
up arrow 25%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 25 votes.
Gender
Female
22%
female alumni
 
Male
78%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 3%
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