$96,570
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The average pay for a Patent Examiner is $96,570 per year.

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$71,034 - $150,285
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

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.

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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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Key Stats for Patent Examiner

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%

Experience Affects Patent Examiner Salaries

Mid-Career
▲18%

National Average
$97,000

Entry-Level
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
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