The average salary for a Patent Attorney with Technical Writing skills is $118,990.
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Job Description for Patent Attorney
A patent attorney works in a company to ensure that its patents adhere to standard protocols and are defended against infringements. The position requires the candidate to have a law degree and to have passed the bar exam in the state in which the company is located. Additionally, certain companies look for lawyers who have studied engineering, biological, or other technology-related fields. One responsibility of a patent attorney is to analyze all current company products (either released or i…Read more
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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Popular Skills for Patent Attorney
Intellectual Property (IP)
Skills in Intellectual Property (IP), Prosecution, Biotechnology and Technical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Research.
Pay by Experience Level for Patent Attorney
An early career Patent Attorney with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $114,575 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Patent Attorney with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $161,155 based on 13 salaries.
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