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Intellectual Property Lawyers


According to, the median annual salary for an IP attorney in 2016 was $142,821, with salaries ranging from $80,413 to $244,038 or higher. Patent attorneys usually accept patent cases on an hourly basis, at rates that can range from $100 to $500 per hour. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that the median income for all lawyers was $115,820 in May 2015; the lowest paid 10 percent earned $55,870 and the highest paid 25 percent averaged more than $174,280 per year.

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