Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney Salary
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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Pay by Experience Level for Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $117K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $148K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Intellectual Property Attorneys make a median salary of $172K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $163K on average.