Average Patent Attorney with Legal Research Skills Salary

$118,396
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$60k
MEDIAN
$118k
90%
$224k

The average salary for a Patent Attorney is $118,396

Base Salary
$60k - $224k
Bonus
$4k - $24k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $22k
Total Pay
$60k - $243k
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What Do Patent Attorneys Do?

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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Gender Breakdown

Male
71.4%
Female
28.6%
This data is based on 14 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

96%

Dental

87%

Vision

78%

None

4%