Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Patent Attorney is $176,956
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Patent Attorneys?
An entry-level Patent Attorney with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $98,683 based on 26 salaries. An early career Patent Attorney with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,617 based on 93 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Patent Attorneys Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.