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In house patent compensation?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:29 pm

Mid level patent associate here exploring options. What is a typical in house pay for a patent lawyer?

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Re: In house patent compensation?

Postby rpupkin » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:43 pm

I'm sure it varies widely. Don't you have friends in these positions you can ask? Like a former colleague in your group who went in house?
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Re: In house patent compensation?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:06 pm

quote="rpupkin"]I'm sure it varies but widely. Don't you have friends in these positions you can ask? Like a former colleague in your group which went in house?[/quote]

Have one in such a position. Looking for more data points.

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Re: In house patent compensation?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:11 pm

We talking patent pros or patent lit? I can help with one but not the other.

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Re: In house patent compensation?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:03 pm

Know someone who knows someone at a major pharmaceutical company in a large secondary market (think Dallas, Chicago, Boston) who makes $300k. Patent pros. I'm not sure what year she is.

Back in the day (3-4 yrs ago) HP was hiring entry level patent counsels for around $120-140k.

That might give you a range.

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Re: In house patent compensation?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:08 pm

ExxonMobil starts at ~130k I believe.

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Re: In house patent compensation?

Postby Roy McAvoy » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Know someone who knows someone at a major pharmaceutical company in a large secondary market (think Dallas, Chicago, Boston) who makes $300k. Patent pros. I'm not sure what year she is.

Back in the day (3-4 yrs ago) HP was hiring entry level patent counsels for around $120-140k.

That might give you a range.



Any more info on your friend's background? That sounds pretty unicorn-like.

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Re: In house patent compensation?

Postby jhett » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:03 am

Pharma patent prosecutors are usually paid more ($200k+) because of how specialized their knowledge is. For EE/CS the pay range is more like $150-$200k. The pay depends on region, although COL adjustments probably wash out the differences.

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Re: In house patent compensation?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:51 pm

jhett wrote:Pharma patent prosecutors are usually paid more ($200k+) because of how specialized their knowledge is. For EE/CS the pay range is more like $150-$200k. The pay depends on region, although COL adjustments probably wash out the differences.


Any idea about Dallas/Ft. Worth pharma companies with patent pros groups? Would also be interested in firms in the area they use as outside counsel to try and set myself up for an exit op like that.

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Re: In house patent compensation?

Postby jhett » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any idea about Dallas/Ft. Worth pharma companies with patent pros groups? Would also be interested in firms in the area they use as outside counsel to try and set myself up for an exit op like that.


I don't have any inside info about Dallas. It's not a big pharma hotspot as far as I know (that title goes to Boston). Try using NALP or Chambers to search for firms with IP practices in Dallas and dig further from there. Or you can use the USPTO search engine to search for pharma patents and see who the listed attorney/firm is.

Anyone else that can address the question better?

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Re: In house patent compensation?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:51 pm

jhett wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any idea about Dallas/Ft. Worth pharma companies with patent pros groups? Would also be interested in firms in the area they use as outside counsel to try and set myself up for an exit op like that.


I don't have any inside info about Dallas. It's not a big pharma hotspot as far as I know (that title goes to Boston). Try using NALP or Chambers to search for firms with IP practices in Dallas and dig further from there. Or you can use the USPTO search engine to search for pharma patents and see who the listed attorney/firm is.

Anyone else that can address the question better?


That's what I figured (not a bit hotspot), so why I was hoping someone may have some better info. Thanks for the suggestions.



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