Senior Associate, Patent Salary

Average Senior Associate, Patents in the United States make around $92K per year. The majority of Senior Associate, Patents claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Senior Associate, Patents (55 percent) who responded to the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,665 - $173,415
MEDIAN: $91,765

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$43,718 - $181,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Job Description for Senior Associate, Patent

Most of the time, senior associates, patent, work in an office for various organizations. These positions can be related to administrative work of their organization, which often require a bachelor's degree in business or other relevant fields. Alternatively, they are lawyers who work directly with patent laws. For senior patent associates who work directly with patent laws, a Juris Doctor degree and significant experience in patent and copyright issues are often required. They must have good standing with a legal bar association in the United States.


Senior Associate, Patent Tasks

  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • 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.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.


45 %
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 6%