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

$166,858
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$28,000
Bonus
$10,000
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The average salary for an Experienced Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property (IP) skills is $166,858.
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$117k
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$233k
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MEDIAN $166,858
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Salary
$117k - $233k
Bonus
$4k - $53k
Profit Sharing
$3k - $59k
Total Pay
$121k - $266k

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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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Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney
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Popular Skills for Patent Attorney

Skills in Prosecution, Technical Analysis and Biotechnology are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Patent Attorney

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 $96,931 based on 23 salaries. An early career Patent Attorney with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $123,664 based on 134 salaries. A mid-career Patent Attorney with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $152,236 based on 111 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $176,723.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 315 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.3%
Early Career
42.5%
Mid Career
35.2%
Late Career
14.9%

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