Average Patent Attorney with Technical Analysis Skills Salary

$127,743
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The average salary for a Patent Attorney with Technical Analysis skills is $127,743.
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$89k
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$208k
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MEDIAN $127,743
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$89k - $208k
Total Pay
$90k - $233k

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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
General Counsel
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Patent Attorney

Skills in Intellectual Property (IP), Prosecution and Biotechnology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Legal Research and Technical Writing.

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 $122,449 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Patent Attorney with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $152,921 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Patent Attorney with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $179,000 based on 7 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 22 survey responses.
Early Career
36.4%
Mid Career
31.8%
Experienced
31.8%

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