With the increasing presence of digital media and new forms of technology, the issue of intellectual property rights continues to grow more multifaceted. For example, technology makes it more difficult for rightsholders to control the distribution of intellectual property and collect compensation. The intellectual property (IP) paralegal assists rightsholders in legally protecting their property through safeguards such as patents and trademarks, as well as in pursuing litigation against those who would infringe those rights. The intellectual property paralegal may represent individuals, private organizations, or government agencies.
Intellectual Property (IP) Paralegal Tasks
Maintain docketing entries and provide administrative support.
Organize and manage the database and support direct filing of patents.
Manage auditing patent files, and prepare patent status summary reports.
Prepare and review standard agreements, and copyedit other documents as necessary.