Average Experienced Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property (IP) Skills Salary

$176,529
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$113k
MEDIAN
$177k
90%
$249k

The average salary for a Patent Attorney is $176,529

Base Salary
$113k - $249k
Bonus
$10k - $88k
Profit Sharing
$5k - $45k
Total Pay
$117k - $296k
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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
65.4%
Female
34.6%
This data is based on 26 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

83%

Dental

79%

Vision

64%

None

17%