Average Entry-Level Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property (IP) Skills Salary

$96,931
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$9,929
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property (IP) skills is $96,931.
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$66k
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$97k
90%
$137k
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$66k - $137k
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$0 - $39k
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$65k - $140k

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Patent Attorney

An early career Patent Attorney with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $123,282 based on 133 salaries. A mid-career Patent Attorney with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $152,019 based on 108 salaries. An experienced Patent Attorney with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $166,858 based on 92 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $176,723.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 381 survey responses.
Early Career
34.9%
Mid Career
28.3%
Experienced
24.1%
Late Career
12.6%

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