Patent Agent (Non-Attorney) Salary
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.
|Salary||$54,248 - $139,400|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $26,062|
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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).)
|$54,631 - $150,145|
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.Read More...
The job of a patent agent does often intersect with the legal field, but law school is not required to become an officially registered patent agent. On the job, a patent agent will often work closely with attorneys and inventors. The patent agent’s goal is to facilitate the interaction between the inventor and legal team. A successful patent agent will be able to identify an invention that might be able to be patented. The patent agent must be able to draft a comprehensive application for the invention, prove the novelty, and distinguish it from already existing inventions. Finally, the patent agent will work closely with a legal team to help move the invention through the legal process. A successful patent agent must have the ability to negotiate with the patent office to make certain that the invention gets the desired legal protection.
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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