Counsel, Patent Salary

For Counsel, Patents, yearly average wages total $169K annually. Total cash earnings of Counsel, Patents range from $109K on the low end to $260K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $48K and $84K, respectively. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$101,687 - $214,697
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MEDIAN: $159,864
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$0$257K
Salary $101,687 - $214,697
Bonus $2,998 - $49,777
Profit Sharing $15,000
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$104,987 - $257,629
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 52

Job Description for Counsel, Patent

As technology continues to mature and grow more complex, the necessity to secure patents is an issue as important for inventors and mechanical development teams as it is for technology creators and intellectual property owners. The patent counsel, or patent attorney, is a legal expert who assists rights holders to protect their intellectual property by drafting and filing the necessary legal documents to assert exclusive rights of production if these rights are being violated. Examples of this would be a competitor copying a design element too closely or reverse-engineering a protected product or device schematic. If necessary, the patent counsel will file litigation and represent the rights holder in court to secure damages against an infringing party.

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Counsel, Patent Tasks

  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

Common Career Paths for Counsel, Patent


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Counsel, Patents' salaries may sharply decline when they move into higher-end positions like Patent Attorney. The typical income for a Patent Attorney is $135K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Counsel, Patent

Pay by Experience for a Counsel, Patent has a positive trend. An entry-level Counsel, Patent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Counsel, Patent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $195,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Counsel, Patent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $205,000 based on 18 salaries. A Counsel, Patent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $210,000 based on 9 salaries.

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Key Stats for Counsel, Patent

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Counsel, Patent Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$183,000

Entry-Level
▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 2%