Patent Attorney III Salary in the United States

How much does a Patent Attorney III make in the United States? The average Patent Attorney III salary in the United States is $165,195 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $148,896 and $193,133. 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

Patent Attorney III 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. Being a Patent Attorney III 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. Additionally, Patent Attorney III typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Patent Attorney III work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. To be a Patent Attorney III typically requires 4 -7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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    Patent Attorney II

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

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    Patent Attorney III

    4 - 7 years experience
    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

  3. Up a level:

    Patent Attorney IV

    7 + years experience
    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

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