Average Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property (IP) Skills Salary in Sunnyvale, California

$170,000
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The average salary for a Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property (IP) skills in Sunnyvale, California is $170,000.
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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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Patent Attorney
Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney
Attorney / Lawyer
Patent Examiner
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Patent Attorney Job Listings

Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (37.4% less), Durham, North Carolina (24.9% less) and Cleveland, Ohio (20.6% less).

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