By Sarah CascioPublished April 03, 2018 11:05AM EDTA Canadian patent lawyer earning between $100,000 and $200,000 annually will likely see a salary boost this summer, but it won’t be in the millions.
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has released a survey that shows lawyers working for large technology companies can expect to make between $90,000 to $100.5 million over the next two years, depending on how many patents they receive.
The data comes as tech companies across Canada prepare for the federal government’s proposed new rules on patent licensing.
The new rules, which are set to be introduced next week, are expected to reduce the number of Canadian patents awarded each year, but will also lead to the introduction of a new set of patent-licensing rules that will mean lawyers working in technology firms will have to pay more.
A new setOf those companies, the survey found, are some of the biggest players in Canada, including Google, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft.
It found the average salary of a Canadian patent attorney was $97,000, which would have been $40 million less than the average for lawyers working at large technology firms.
It also found that, on average, lawyers at these companies earn $160,000 a year.
The report said the new salary will help compensate for the lower salaries at the top of the salary pyramid.
“If a large patent firm is able to negotiate a reasonable salary for their employees, it will create an incentive for other companies to follow suit,” the report states.
The agency has said the salary increases are intended to allow Canadian firms to retain top talent, which will lead to a better quality of work.
But the agency says there are also other factors that can affect the salaries of those in the industry, such as a company’s size, the number and type of patents it has, or its geographic location.
“These factors are likely to impact how a firm’s compensation package affects the compensation of employees, but they cannot affect the salary of all employees,” the CRA said in a statement.
“It is important that we remain vigilant in our pursuit of the best interests of our clients and we are confident that this analysis provides a reasonable baseline of salary rates that are appropriate for this industry.”
Companies like Google and Apple have been among the biggest winners of the government’s patent policy.
The new rules will see a small change to the way that patents are awarded, allowing companies to award more patents.
However, the CRA has said that will not mean that patent lawyers will be able to hire and retain more talent, and will only lead to more lawyers being paid less.
The company that has made the biggest leap in its salary will be Apple, which in June announced it was adding $40,000 for each patent it had issued.
The company said the increase was necessary to compensate for increased patent litigation costs, which it said have increased by 40 percent in the past five years.
Apple did not respond to a request for comment from CBS News.
A spokesperson for Microsoft said the company has already received salary increases for its patent lawyers, and that it has “been very supportive of the CRA’s plan.”
“We have already been granted a new number of patents by the CRA, and we expect to be awarded additional patent applications, including for our cloud-based applications, as well as the Office of the Registrar of Patents,” the spokesperson said.
Microsoft is one of the largest technology firms in the world, and it has seen its revenue double in the last two years to $1.17 trillion, according to a recent report by KPMG.
The CRA’s annual salary survey, however, does not show how much money a lawyer earns in Canada.
Instead, it uses information from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, which collects data on companies and individuals who file patent applications.
The CRA collects the data through a complex formula that takes into account many factors including salaries of the employees who make the applications.
The figures are not publicly available, but the average Canadian lawyer earns between $92,000 – $96,000 per year, according a 2014 analysis of salaries for Canadian patent lawyers.
That calculation includes lawyers who work for companies with more than 100 employees.
It is also calculated using salary data from the Canada Patent Office, and the median salary for lawyers in the same category, which is $84,000.
In the past, the average Canada-based patent lawyer salary was between $88,000 – $97.5, according the CRA survey.
The average Canadian patent lawsuit salary was $96.2 million in 2016, according data from KPMg, up from $82.9 million in 2013.
That salary hike comes after the Canadian Patent Court rejected a petition for a temporary restraining order (TRO) by Google, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon.
The petitions were filed by patent lawyers who argued