The average salary for a Patent Examiner is $99,845.
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Job Description for Patent Examiner
Patent examiners are tasked with determining the legitimacy of a patent based on a variety of criteria, including determining that the invention described is clear in its presentation and that an average person could use it with basic instructions. Then, the patent examiner examines a design from a technical standpoint to determine if the idea being presented is feasible and not a danger to consumers. After analyzing a design, patent examiners search through prior patents to confirm that the it…Read more
Patent Examiner Tasks
- Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges, and question witnesses during the course of a trial.
- Analyze and interpret laws, rulings, and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
- Respond to U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) actions.
- Draft and prosecute patent application for invention.
- Interview clients and conduct research to understand invention.
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Popular Skills for Patent Examiner
Intellectual Property (IP)
Skills in Intellectual Property (IP) and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Writing, Legal Research and Technical Analysis.
Pay by Experience Level for Patent Examiner
An entry-level Patent Examiner with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,519 based on 7 salaries. An early career Patent Examiner with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,281 based on 24 salaries. A mid-career Patent Examiner with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $117,765 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Patent Examiner with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $128,472 based on 15 salaries.
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