A Patent Agent earns an average salary of $91,223 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Patent Agent Total Pay (?
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$51,685 - $130,453
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MEDIAN: $91,222
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$51,685 - $130,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,687  
Profit Sharing
$1,208 - $25,342  
Total Pay (?
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$50,891 - $139,654  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 219
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Job Description for Patent Agent
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • 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.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • 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 Patent Agent
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Diego
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Palo Alto
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Atlanta
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Austin
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San Francisco
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New York
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Washington
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Houston
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$94,000
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Boston
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St. Louis
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Experience Affects Patent Agent Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 34%
Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Mid-Career
up arrow 21%
National Average
$94,000

Skills That Affect Patent Agent Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 1%
National Average
$94,000
Biotechnology
up arrow 1%
Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 27 votes.
Gender
Female
40%
female alumni
 
Male
60%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 12%
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