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Intellectual Property Lawyers: Main Duties and Responsibilities (02:31)


Adam Garson helps his clients apply for trademarks, advises them of any conflicts, and monitors them to be sure they are not used by others.

Intellectual Property Lawyers: Career Beginnings (03:44)

Garson worked for a consulting firm that was involved in litigation when he decided to go to law school. Upon completion of law school he clerked for a judge for a year. He worked for a litigation firm for 7 years before deciding to join Lipton, Weinberger, and Husick.

Intellectual Property Lawyers: Keys for Success (01:57)

Garson says learning how to be a lawyer happens through a long apprenticeship and with mentoring. His most difficult tasks as an intellectual property lawyer is obtaining clients and marketing.

Intellectual Property Lawyers: Education and Certification Requirements (01:56)

Unlike patent lawyers, there are no special certification requirements. He is required to be a member of the bar. Each state has continuing education requirements.

Intellectual Property Lawyers: Workplace Atmosphere (01:16)

As a young attorney in a large law firm, Garson had to travel and work long hours. He enjoys working in a small practice where his schedule is less demanding.

Intellectual Property Lawyers: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:48)

Find a lawyer who will teach you the substantive and business points of view. Develop contacts who you can turn to for advice.

Intellectual Property Lawyers: A Day on the Job (02:45)

Garson describes how he spends a typical day and compares it to how it differs from when he worked at a large firm.

Intellectual Property Lawyers: Industry Goals and Services (01:33)

Garson's goal is to provide quality legal service to clients to help them protect their creative works and defend them from infringement.

Intellectual Property Lawyers: Industry Challenges (01:49)

Garson has to compete with mass marketers who will file a trademark application for less than half of what he charges. Clients may not consider the lack of legal advice or follow-up.

Intellectual Property Lawyers: Looking at the Future (00:52)

Garson sees intellectual property law as a growing industry and believes anyone who is interested in technology and likes working with creative people should go into the field.

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Intellectual Property Lawyer—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be an intellectual property lawyer? In this Career Q&A video interview, Adam Garson talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success in the field of intellectual property law. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 20 minutes

Item#: BVL128600

ISBN: 978-1-64023-345-4

Copyright date: ©2016

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