The average salary for a Patent Agent (Non-Attorney) is $95,000 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$54,248 - $139,400
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$54,631 - $150,145  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Patent Agent (Non-Attorney)

In the United States, a patent agent is required to pass the patent bar exam. This exam is administered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Once a person passes this exam, they then must be officially registered with the same office. This registration entitles a person to prepare, file, and prosecute applications for patents on behalf of a client. It is also required that a patent agent have an educational background in either engineering or science.

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Patent Agent (Non-Attorney) Tasks

  • Aid inventors and invention owners in obtaining a patent for their invention.
  • Respond to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) actions.
  • Draft and prosecute patent application for invention.
  • Interview clients and conduct research to understand invention.

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Key Stats for Patent Agent (Non-Attorney)

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Patent Agent (Non-Attorney) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 44%

Mid-Career
up arrow 29%

National Average
$97,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 95%
vision benefits
Vision: 86%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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