Average Patent Attorney with Legal Research Skills Salary

$111,504
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$11,000
Bonus
$21,925
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The average salary for a Patent Attorney with Legal Research skills is $111,504.
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$60k
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$112k
90%
$170k
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Salary
$60k - $170k
Bonus
$2k - $15k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $22k
Total Pay
$61k - $187k

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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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Popular Skills for Patent Attorney

Skills in Intellectual Property (IP), Prosecution, Technical Writing, Biotechnology and Technical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $110,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Patent Attorney with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $127,500 based on 5 salaries.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 18 survey responses.
Early Career
72.2%
Experienced
27.8%

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