Careers in IP Law: Avenues and Opportunities
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Careers in IP Law: Avenues and Opportunities

All ABA-IPL Section members receive the eBook free as a benefit of their membership
Careers in IP Law: Avenues and Opportunities
Product Code: 5370204
Publication Date: April 24, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-61438-999-6
Page Count: 100
Trim Size: 6 x 9 Paperback
Sponsoring Entities: Section of Intellectual Property Law
Topics: Career Development, Intellectual Property Law, Law School, Law Students
Format: Book - 5370204
Other Formats: eBook - 5370204EBK
Pricing: $24.95 (Regular)
$16.95 (Section of Intellectual Property Law) ABA Members, Log in now to receive this discount!
About Careers in IP Law

Careers in IP Law offers a day-in-the-life guide with advice from expert intellectual property practitioners. The book helps students and those who are changing careers and provides detailed information on different practice areas: patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and new media. Careers in IP Law covers a key focus on employment opportunities, including a listing of career-related resources and relevant publications.

Table of Contents
  • Getting Your Feet Wet: An Introduction to Intellectual Property Law and Practice
  • Get Ready, Get Set: Preparing to Practice Intellectual Property Law during Law School or Preparing to Make a Change as an Established Lawyer
  • Promoting the Progress of Science . . . Patent Law as a Specialty
  • And the Useful Arts: Copyright Law as a Specialty
  • What's in a Name?: Trademark Law as a Specialty
  • IP Goes Incognito: Trade Secret Law as a Specialty
  • What Now?: Common Intellectual Property Practice Areas
  • The Sky's the Limit: Employment Opportunities for Intellectual Property Lawyers
  • Lessons from the Trenches: Advice from Practitioners

  • Diving In: How to Get Involved in the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law (ABA-IPL)
  • Additional Sources of Information
From the Preface to Careers in IP Law

IP draws practitioners from a huge variety of backgrounds and education, from chemists to MBAs to artists, and the opportunities within the practice areas are just as varied. The legal landscape is changing: law firm jobs are scarce and competition is fierce. But before you lament the loss of your dream job, you need to be sure you know what your dream job is. Reading [this book] will give you invaluable insights and individual examples that will help you know where the opportunities areand what you are getting into. You might even learn about a career path you might like better than the one you are in now.
Praise for Careers in IP Law

"Every law student contemplating a career as an IP attorney needs to readand rereadthis book. It overflows with enormously valuable information and tips about preparing for IP practice, finding jobs in IP law, and succeeding in the profession."

Jay Erstling, Professor, William Mitchell College of Law

"Intellectual property is today's international currency for businesses and corporations. This book shows you the many different careers that can be built around IP formation, protection, and monetizationand how you can become involved."

Donna Suchy, Rockwell Collins

"This is a great resource and provides a fantastic discussion of what it takes to practice in IP areas. It offers excellent advice to both law students and young lawyers looking to practice intellectual property law."

Griffin Barnett, 3L, American University Washington College of Law