Average Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property (IP) Skills Salary

$144,127
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$86k
MEDIAN
$144k
90%
$218k

The average salary for a Patent Attorney is $144,127

Base Salary
$86k - $218k
Bonus
$2k - $49k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $45k
Commission
$0 - $30k
Total Pay
$88k - $259k
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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
73.9%
Female
26.1%
This data is based on 92 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

81%

Dental

72%

Vision

60%

None

17%