Patent Agent Salary

A Patent Agent earns an average salary of $91,316 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$62,894 - $130,238
(Median)
$63K
$91K
$130K
MEDIAN: $91,316
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$17.52 - $111.50
(Median)
$18
$36
$110
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,894 - $130,238  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,473  
Profit Sharing
$1,237 - $25,083  
Commission
$33,000  
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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$62,548 - $139,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 405
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$17.52 - $111.50  
   
Overtime
$60.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,473  
   
Commission
$33,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,237 - $25,083  
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).
)
$62,548 - $139,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Patent Agent

Inventors looking to obtain protection for their innovations employ patent practitioners, otherwise known as patent agents, for assistance with the patent application process. Certified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), patent agents help prospective inventors navigate the complex requirements of patent application.

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Patent Agent Tasks

  • 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

National Average: $93,735

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Experience Affects Patent Agent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$94,000


Skills That Affect Patent Agent Salaries

Intellectual Property (IP)
up arrow 1%

Technical Writing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$94,000

Biotechnology
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Molecular Biology
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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