Average Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property (IP) Skills Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$149,730
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$9,000
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The average salary for a Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property (IP) skills in Washington, District of Columbia is $149,730.
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$78k
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$202k
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MEDIAN $149,730
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Salary
$78k - $202k
Bonus
$0 - $9k
Total Pay
$78k - $201k

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Job Description for Patent Attorney

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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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 $118,481 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Patent Attorney with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $162,462 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Patent Attorney in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 10.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (7.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (28.9% less), Cleveland, Ohio (9.8% less) and Seattle, Washington (8.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 13 survey responses.
Early Career
53.8%
Mid Career
46.2%

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