Patent Agent (Non-Attorney) Salary

A Patent Agent (Non-Attorney) earns an average salary of $92,124 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

$59,950 - $139,423
MEDIAN: $92,124

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$60,464 - $148,614  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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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.


Patent Agent (Non-Attorney) Tasks

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

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Job Satisfaction

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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 11%