The average salary for an Intellectual Property (IP) Paralegal is $59,236 per year.
Intellectual Property (IP) Paralegal Total Pay (?
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$40,140 - $81,937
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MEDIAN: $59,236
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Intellectual Property (IP) Paralegal Total Pay (?
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$19.25 - $39.81
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,140 - $81,937  
   
Bonus
$486.40 - $5,799  
Profit Sharing
$695 - $7,646  
Total Pay (?
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$40,946 - $85,756  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 757
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$19.25 - $39.81  
   
Overtime
$29.00 - $60.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$486.40 - $5,799  
   
Profit Sharing
$695 - $7,646  
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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$40,946 - $85,756  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 757
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Job Description for Intellectual Property (IP) Paralegal
With the increasing presence of digital media and new forms of technology, the issue of intellectual property rights continues to grow more multifaceted. For example, technology makes it more difficult for rightsholders to control the distribution of intellectual property and collect compensation. The intellectual property (IP) paralegal assists rightsholders in legally protecting their property through safeguards such as patents and trademarks, as well as in pursuing litigation against those who would infringe those rights. The intellectual property paralegal may represent individuals, private organizations, or government agencies.
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Intellectual Property (IP) Paralegal Tasks
  • Maintain docketing entries and provide administrative support.
  • Organize and manage the database and support direct filing of patents.
  • Manage auditing patent files, and prepare patent status summary reports.
  • Prepare and review standard agreements, and copyedit other documents as necessary.
Pay by Experience Level for Intellectual Property (IP) Paralegal
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
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New York
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Philadelphia
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Boston
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Houston
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Chicago
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Los Angeles
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Atlanta
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Seattle
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Irvine
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National Average
$61,000
Dallas
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Washington
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Minneapolis
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Experience Affects Intellectual Property (IP) Paralegal Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$61,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Intellectual Property (IP) Paralegal Salaries

Legal Research
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National Average
$61,000
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Gender
Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 11%
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