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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