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Patent Attorney Salary

$179,423 (USD)

Average Salary

$86/hr

Average Hourly

$15,843

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 22, 2019

The average pay for a Patent Attorney is $179,423 a year and $86 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Patent Attorney is between $122,660 and $224,878. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Patent Attorney. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Advises, readies, prosecutes, and enforces patent and trademark protection on behalf of individual clients or companies.
  • Advises clients, such as inventors, investors, and manufacturers, concerning patentability of inventions, infringement of patents, validity of patents, and similar items.
  • Prepares applications for patents and presents applications to Patent Office.
  • Defends or prosecutes clients in patent infringement litigations.
Patent Attorney Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Lawyers

Job family population: 642,750

Estimated population of Patent Attorney jobs: 45,976

Rate of error: 0.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$208,000
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Patent Attorney Job Listings for United States

Interim Patent Attorney / Agent @ Global Law Firm
Nov 18
Washington, DC, USA
The Mom Project
The Mom Project is helping to source candidates for the above client who is looking for an Interim Patent Attorney / Agent @ Global Law Firm Commitment: 40 hours per week, 100% remote, contract ...
Intellectual Patent Attorney (Los Angeles)
Nov 12
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Perfect Pour Technologies, Inc
At least 5+ years as an IP Patent Attorney. * USPTO registration. Other Desired Skills: * Patent analysis skills, including patentability, patent claiming strategies, and development of non ...
Patent Litigation Attorney
Nov 20
Fort Worth, TX, USA
Momentum Search Partners
An I.P. litigation boutique in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with a long-term track record of success is seeking a patent lawyer with a technical background to help with its patent infringement ...
Suburban DC-area Patent Prosecution Attorney
Nov 7
Reston, VA, USA
Bliss Lawyers
Bliss Lawyers is seeking a patent prosecution attorney to work in the suburban DC-area office of a large law firm. Candidates outside of the DC-area will be considered as well as non-JD candidates if ...
Patent Attorney/Agent
Oct 7
Saint Louis, MO, USA
Adams Martin Group
PATENT ATTORNEY/AGENT Prominent law firm in St. Louis is seeking a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent with at least 1-3 years experience. The ideal candidate needs to be a team player and is prepared to ...

The average pay for a Patent Attorney is $179,423 a year and $86 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Patent Attorney is between $122,660 and $224,878. On average, a Doctorate Degree is the highest level of education for a Patent Attorney. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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