Patent Attorney I Salary in the United States

How much does a Patent Attorney I make in the United States? The average Patent Attorney I salary in the United States is $92,573 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $68,983 and $121,201. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Determines potential of granting patents on inventions or trademarks, and monitors possibility of infringement. Responsible for preparing and filing patent applications and trademark registrations, litigating pending applications and registrations, and reporting possible violations. Prosecutes violations of organization's registrations and/or patents. Requires a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school and may require admittance to a state bar. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Work is closely managed. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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  1. This Job:

    Patent Attorney I

    0 - 2 years experience
    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

  2. Up a level:

    Patent Attorney II

    2 - 4 years experience
    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

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