How much does a Top Patent Attorney make in the United States? The average Top Patent Attorney salary in the United States is $275,416 as of September 25, 2023, but the range typically falls between $231,283 and $317,065. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Top Patent Attorney Salary $191,101 US September 25, 2023
25th Percentile Top Patent Attorney Salary $231,283 US September 25, 2023
50th Percentile Top Patent Attorney Salary $275,416 US September 25, 2023
75th Percentile Top Patent Attorney Salary $317,065 US September 25, 2023
90th Percentile Top Patent Attorney Salary $354,985 US September 25, 2023
25% $231,283 10% $191,101 90% $354,985 75% $317,065 $275,416 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Top Patent Attorney

Top Patent Attorney plans and directs all aspects of an organization's patent related legal issues. Provides patent expertise to other departments where needed. Being a Top Patent Attorney demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Requires a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school. Additionally, Top Patent Attorney requires admittance to a state bar. Typically reports to top management. The Top Patent Attorney manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. To be a Top Patent Attorney typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2023 View full job description

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Skills associated with Top Patent Attorney: Legal Document Review, Negotiation, Intellectual Property Management Software, Patent Preparation and Filing ...More

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