The Intellectual Property Law Server

Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register.
Apr 1st, 2020, 12:38am

Forums Forums Help Help Search Search Members Members Calendar Calendar Login Login Register Register
   Intellectual Property Forums
  
  
Patent Agent/Lawyer Careers
(Moderators: Forum Admin, JimIvey, JSonnabend)
   need data on salary-patent agent chem Ph.D
« Previous topic | Next topic »
Pages: 1 2  Reply Reply Send Topic Send Topic Print Print
   Author  Topic: need data on salary-patent agent chem Ph.D  (Read 1895 times)
Pat-chemer
Guest
Re: need data on salary-patent agent chem Ph.D
« Reply #5 on: Aug 25th, 2006, 6:57pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify Remove Remove

Salary depends on what you can "deliver"...! It ranges from 90k-225k.  I make 150k+.  I still think I make less than my coworkers who don't "deliver" as much as I do!
 
If you get a law degree, you can just ride on! Since you don't a law degree, you will have to make your employer understand your quality and quantity of work!
 
Make sure that they see you as a smart professional not just as a geek scientist!!!!
 
Agent title sometimes leads to misunderstanding!  
IP Logged
Rnase
Guest
Re: need data on salary-patent agent chem Ph.D
« Reply #6 on: Aug 25th, 2006, 7:21pm »
Quote Quote Modify Modify Remove Remove

[1. Do patent agents with Ph.Ds make more than those with an undergrad or masters?]
 
Yes  
 
[I know it's got to be so, but I have no proof. Any deas as to how i can get that? Also anyone reading this message has info at their company/law firm?]
 
I remember few Boston boutique firms posted their compensation structure on their website.
 
[2. Do patent agents with Ph.D and 2.5 yrs exp make in the range of 115K to 120K (California)?]
 
Total compensation including tuition and other benefits for 2.5 yrs old PhD patent agent is significantly more than 120k.  
 
[3. Is there anyone in this forum who like me moved within the same company from a scientist position to IP? If so, are they making what they would have made as a scientist now?]
 
I never worked for a company as in-house! I can't answer this question!    
 
[4. Let's say I have 4 yrs as patet agent before i get a job as an attorney (am in law school part time now). Would employers consider those years as experience? again, I think they would but need you guys to agree/disagree.]
 
Yes.  Few patent boutiques give full credit! In my firm, we get 3/4th year credit because we work on reduced hour schedule during school-years!  
 
[5. what is the starting salary for a fresh attorney with 4 yrs of prosecution experience as an agent who has Ph.D+post doc+industrial experience?]
 
As far as I know, it is somewhere between 3rd and 5th year associate salary and bouns.  Look at career section of findlaw for specific firms.
 
[6. All this in for biotech/pharma, but any info would be useful.]
 
The information I gave above is for biotech/pharma.
 
[thanks in advance. I'll let you know of the outcomes. The ball is in my court and I need to show  some data to get the salary I think I deserve.]
 
Do thorough internet search! There are articles about tech specialist compensation.  You can also look at career section of firms that handle biotech patent work.
IP Logged
chemist001
Newbie
*




   


Posts: 4
Re: need data on salary-patent agent chem Ph.D
« Reply #7 on: Aug 26th, 2006, 1:41am »
Quote Quote Modify Modify

Thank you so much. This really helps.  
 
IP Logged
Pages: 1 2  Reply Reply Send Topic Send Topic Print Print

« Previous topic | Next topic »
Powered by YaBB 1 Gold - SP 1.3.2!
Forum software copyright © 2000-2004 Yet another Bulletin Board