$146,209
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Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Patent Attorney in Washington, District of Columbia is $146,209 per year.

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Salary $77,869 - $205,256
Bonus $9,500
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$77,869 - $205,256
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

Job Description for Patent Attorney

A patent attorney works in a company to ensure that its patents adhere to standard protocols and are defended against infringements. The position requires the candidate to have a law degree and to have passed the bar exam in the state in which the company is located. Additionally, certain companies look for lawyers who have studied engineering, biological, or other technology-related fields.

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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.

About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
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Patent Attorney Job Listings

Key Stats for Patent Attorney

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %
Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Patent Attorney Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$147,000

Entry-Level
▼32%

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 5%