Average Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property (IP) Skills Salary in Houston, Texas

$137,713
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$47,500
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The average salary for a Patent Attorney with Intellectual Property (IP) skills in Houston, Texas is $137,713.
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$118k
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$138k
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$165k
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MEDIAN $137,713
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$118k - $165k
Bonus
$0 - $48k
Total Pay
$118k - $165k

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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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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 19.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (16.6% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (8.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (22.7% less), Durham, North Carolina (7.3% less) and Cleveland, Ohio (2.0% less).

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