Average Patent Attorney Salary

$143,526
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$83k
MEDIAN
$144k
90%
$225k

The average salary for a Patent Attorney is $143,526

Base Salary
$83k - $225k
Bonus
$2k - $45k
Profit Sharing
$409 - $31k
Total Pay
$89k - $255k
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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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How do Patent Attorneys Rate Their Jobs?

3.9 out of 5
(25)
Highly Satisfied
6Reviews
Based on 25 responses, the job of Patent Attorney has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.92 out of 5. On average, Patent Attorneys are highly satisfied with their job.