Average Experienced Patent Attorney Salary

$176,956
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$114k
MEDIAN
$177k
90%
$250k

The average salary for a Patent Attorney is $176,956

Base Salary
$114k - $250k
Bonus
$5k - $75k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $59k
Total Pay
$117k - $290k
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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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Gender Breakdown

Male
67.7%
Female
32.3%
This data is based on 31 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

86%

Dental

82%

Vision

70%

None

14%