Average Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property (IP) Skills Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

$153,896
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$25,500
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The average salary for a Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property (IP) skills in Boston, Massachusetts is $153,896.
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$138k
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$154k
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$173k
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MEDIAN $153,896
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Salary
$138k - $173k
Bonus
$0 - $26k
Total Pay
$80k - $170k

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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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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Patent Attorney Job Listings

Employees with Patent Attorney in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 7.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (4.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (30.8% less), Cleveland, Ohio (12.3% less) and Seattle, Washington (11.3% less).

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