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Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney Salary (United States)

An Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney earns an average salary of $131,728 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.
Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney Salary (?
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$79,709 - $199,193
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National Salary Data

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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$79,709 - $199,193  
   
Bonus
$3,898 - $43,359  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,727  
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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$80,053 - $237,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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Job Description for Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney

  • 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 Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 46%
National Average
$139,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
32%
female alumni
 
Male
68%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 5%