Average Patent Attorney Salary

$138,578
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$83k
MEDIAN
$139k
90%
$215k

The average salary for a Patent Attorney is $138,578

Base Salary
$83k - $215k
Bonus
$2k - $46k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $35k
Commission
$0 - $30k
Total Pay
$87k - $253k
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What Do Patent Attorneys Do?

Patent Attorney Tasks
  • Discuss invention and research the likelihood of successfully attaining a patent.
  • Litigates patent infringement controversies in court.
  • Works with federal patent examiners to resolve any patent related issues.
  • Describe inventions in strict legal terms and drafts patent application; challenge, negotiate, resolve and amend contested patent areas.
  • Analyze scientific and technical documents previously granted patents to determine if invention is new, innovative and does not infringe upon patented items.
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Job Satisfaction for Patent Attorney

4.1 out of 5
(40)
Highly Satisfied
6Reviews
Based on 40 responses, the job of Patent Attorney has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.05 out of 5. On average, Patent Attorneys are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
75.8%
Female
23.3%
Prefer to self-define
0.8%
This data is based on 120 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

85%

Dental

73%

Vision

62%

None

14%