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Types of Firms Practicing Intellectual Property Law

Small Law Perspective: Sophisticated intellectual property practices are often found in small boutique law firms that specialize in a single practice area. Firms in this category will often take on matters that are more typically seen in a large law firm and will produce average revenues per attorney...

So You Want to Practice IP Law?

Interested in practicing in the IP area? Here’s what you have to look forward to… Typical Tasks Performed by Trademark and Copyright Attorneys · Register and renew copyrights and file other documents with the Copyright Office in Washington, D.C. · Protect their clients...

Patent Workflow

1) Research Patent Prior Art a. U.S. and International Patent Authorities on Lexis.com and TotalPatent b. News Stories c. Elsevier Full Text Journals and Other Industry Journals d. BNA® Publications e. PatentOptimizer™ 2) Patent Prosecution a. U.S. and International Patent Authorities...

Trademark Workflow

1) Research Trademark Registrations a. U.S. Federal and State Trademarks b. International Trademarks 2) Trademark Authoritative Analysis a. Matthew Bender Publications b. Law Journal Press Publications c. Rabkin & Johnson’s Current Legal Forms with Tax Analysis 3) Identify...

Copyright Workflow

1) Research Copyright Registrations a. U.S. Copyright Registrations 2) Copyright Authoritative Analysis a. Matthew Bender Publications b. Martindale-Hubbell® Copyright Law Digest c. Law Journal Press Publications d. Practicing Law Institute Publications e. Rabkin & Johnson’s...

Intellectual Property Law Basics

Patent Law Patent law covers the legal conditions under which an invention may be patented. In the U.S., patent law requires that the invention be of patentable subject matter, and have utility, novelty, and non-obviousness. A patent examiner judges patentability during an official examination of...