Average Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property (IP) Skills Salary in San Jose, California

$147,395
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$15,000
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The average salary for a Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property (IP) skills in San Jose, California is $147,395.
25%
$128k
25%
$147k
50%
$175k
75%
75%
MEDIAN $147,395
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Salary
$128k - $175k
Bonus
$10k - $23k
Total Pay
$132k - $175k

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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.

Career Paths

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Patent Attorney
Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney
Attorney / Lawyer
Patent Examiner
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Patent Attorney Job Listings

Employees with Patent Attorney in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 11.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (8.9% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (4.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (27.7% less), Durham, North Carolina (13.4% less) and Cleveland, Ohio (8.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5 survey responses.
Early Career
100.0%

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