Highest-Paid Employees of the Patent and Trademark Office

$181,930.55 AVERAGE PAY
$18.19M TOTAL PAY

This table shows the top-earning Federal employees of the Patent and Trademark Office in 2014, based on OPM data (base salary + bonuses).

The majority of these top-earning employees work as Patent Attorney. The majority of these top-earning employees work in Virginia.

Some employee names may be withheld by the OPM or individual agencies.
Rank Name Occupation Total Pay Location
1 Bradley R. Garris Patent Attorney $205,350 VA
2 St John III Courtenay Patent Attorney $202,850 VA
3 Nina Laverne Medlock Patent Attorney $202,250 VA
4 Anton W. Fetting Patent Attorney $200,396 VA
5 Bart Alex Gerstenblith Patent Attorney $200,350 MD
6 Eric S. Frahm Patent Attorney $199,750 VA
7 Terry J. Owens Patent Attorney $199,750 VA
8 Jean Raymond Homere Patent Attorney $198,355 VA
9 Jeffrey Norman Fredman Patent Attorney $196,690 MD
10 Michael W. Kim Patent Attorney $196,690 VA
11 Robert E. Nappi Patent Attorney $195,350 VA
12 Hung H. Bui Patent Attorney $195,308 VA
13 Thu A. Dang Patent Attorney $192,850 VA
14 Karen M. Hastings Patent Attorney $192,850 VA
15 Jeffrey Smith Patent Attorney $192,845 VA
16 Joseph L. Dixon Patent Attorney $190,350 VA
17 Lora M. Green Patent Attorney $187,850 MD
18 Jeremy Plenzler Patent Attorney $187,850 MI
19 Eric Burton Grimes Patent Attorney $187,845 VA
20 Mahshid D. Saadat Patent Attorney $187,845 CA
21 Michael Colaianni Patent Attorney $187,010 MD
22 Joni Yuk Ying Chang Patent Attorney $185,350 VA
23 Jameson Lee Patent Attorney $185,350 VA
24 Meredith C. Petravick Patent Attorney $185,350 VA
25 Michael J. Strauss Patent Attorney $185,350 VA
26 John A. Jeffery Patent Attorney $183,680 VA
27 Name Withheld by the OPM Patent Attorney $182,015
28 Larry J. Hume Patent Attorney $182,000 VA
29 Hubert C. Lorin Patent Attorney $182,000 VA
30 Catherine Timm Patent Attorney $181,969 VA
31 Kevin F. Turner Patent Attorney $181,962 CA
32 John B. Ii Owens Miscellaneous Administration And Program $181,500 VA
33 Frederick W. Steckler Miscellaneous Administration And Program $181,500 VA
34 Shira Perlmutter Program Management $181,500 VA
35 Anthony P. Scardino Financial Management $181,500 VA
36 Deborah S. Cohn General Attorney $181,500 VA
37 Sarah T. Harris General Attorney $181,500 VA
38 Margaret Ann Focarino Patent Administration $181,500 VA
39 James D. Smith Patent Attorney $181,500 VA
40 Matthew Clements Patent Attorney $180,350 CA
41 Brian J. McNamara Patent Attorney $180,309 VA
42 Lynne E. Pettigrew Patent Attorney $180,309 VA
43 Nathan K. Kelley General Attorney $180,100 VA
44 Anthony A. Chiles Miscellaneous Administration And Program $179,700 VA
45 William R. Covey General Attorney $179,700 VA
46 Mary Boney Denison General Attorney $179,700 VA
47 Sharon R. Marsh General Attorney $179,700 VA
48 Andrew I. Faile Patent Administration $179,700 VA
49 Andrew Howard Hirshfeld Patent Administration $179,700 VA
50 Bruce M. Kisliuk Patent Administration $179,700 VA
51 Michelle K. Lee Patent Administration $179,700 VA
52 Linda Marie Gaudette Patent Attorney $179,510 VA
53 Russell Slifer Patent Administration $179,000 CO
54 Rama Elluru Patent Attorney $178,656 VA
55 Sally Gardner Lane Patent Attorney $178,639 VA
56 Jennifer Doyle Bahr Patent Attorney $178,612 VA
57 Gerard F. Rogers General Attorney $178,000 VA
58 Debra K. Stephens Patent Attorney $177,845 NC
59 Trenton Ward Patent Attorney $177,806 GA
60 Kenneth Solomon General Attorney $177,100 VA
61 Mark R. Powell Patent Administration $177,069 VA
62 Johnny A. Kumar Patent Attorney $177,010 VA
63 Marc A. Bergsman General Attorney $177,000 VA
64 Karen Suzanne Kuhlke General Attorney $177,000 VA
65 Anthony R. Masiello General Attorney $177,000 VA
66 Thomas J. Quinn General Attorney $177,000 VA
67 Ellen J. Seeherman General Attorney $177,000 VA
68 Justin T. Arbes Patent Attorney $177,000 VA
69 Jennifer S. Bisk Patent Attorney $177,000 VA
70 Lynne Hambleton Browne Patent Attorney $177,000 VA
71 Murriel E. Crawford Patent Attorney $177,000 MD
72 Daniel Nathan Fishman Patent Attorney $177,000 CO
73 Thomas L. Giannetti Patent Attorney $177,000 VA
74 Sally C. Medley Patent Attorney $177,000 VA
75 Name Withheld by the OPM Patent Attorney $177,000
76 Donna M. Praiss Patent Attorney $177,000 VA
77 Jeffrey B. Robertson Patent Attorney $177,000 VA
78 Jacqueline D. Bonilla Patent Attorney $176,969 VA
79 Barbara Ann Benoit Patent Attorney $176,962 VA
80 Bibhu R. Mohanty Patent Attorney $176,959 VA
81 Karl D. Easthom Patent Attorney $176,050 VA
82 Mary Critharis General Attorney $175,692 VA
83 George C. Elliott Patent Administration $175,692 VA
84 Gregg I. Anderson Patent Attorney $175,350 CO
85 Kalyan K. Deshpande Patent Attorney $175,350 VA
86 Kristen L. Droesch Patent Attorney $175,350 VA
87 Barry Lester Grossman Patent Attorney $175,350 VA
88 Scott Ethan Kamholz Patent Attorney $175,350 VA
89 David Charles McKone Patent Attorney $175,350 MI
90 Carolyn D. Thomas Patent Attorney $175,306 VA
91 Frank J. Murphy Financial Management $175,000 VA
92 Thomas W. Krause Patent Attorney $175,000 VA
93 Frederick E. McKelvey Patent Attorney $174,998 VA
94 Jacqueline M. Stone Patent Administration $174,989 VA
95 James L. Dwyer Patent Administration $174,820 VA
96 David Max Mermelstein General Attorney $174,745 VA
97 Sheridan Snedden Patent Attorney $174,515 VA
98 Phillip J. Hoffmann Patent Attorney $174,500 VA
99 Carl W. Jr Whitehead Patent Attorney $174,500 MD
100 Jeffrey S. Smith Patent Attorney $173,933 VA

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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