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Intellectual Property Law Career Guide

(Including Patent, Trademark, and Copyright)

Last updated by Michael Umberger
February 2014

books

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - GENERAL

Books

Alternative Career in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower, by Cynthia Robbins-Roth, 2nd ed., London: Elsevier Academic, 2006.
VIMS Hargis Library Q149 .U5 A66

Copyright in a Global Information Economy, by Julie E. Cohen, New York: Aspen Publishers, 2006.
KF 2996 .C67

Intellectual Property Law and Litigation: Practical and Irreverant Insights, by Edward F. O'Connor, American Bar Association, 2009.
KF 2980 .O36 2009

Careers in IP Law: Avenues and Opportunities, by the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, 2013. 
KF 3165 .Z9 C375 2013 

Journal Articles

Casby, Cynthia A., "Considering a Career Specialization in Intellectual Property Law", 30 Los Angeles Lawyer 10 (April 2007).

Cavicchi, Jon R., "Mining the Web for Law Related Jobs in Intellectual Property in the United States", 47 IDEA 757 (2007).

Taylor, Steven T., "While the Carnivorous Legal Market has Swallowed Several IP Firms, Some Find Ways to Survive and Even Thrive", 24 Of Counsel 1 (July 2005).

Journals

Links are to HeinOnline or open access sites.

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Fordham Intellectual Property, Media, and Entertainment Law Journal
HeinOnline

IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review
HeinOnline

IP Theory

Texas Intellectual PropertyLaw Journal
HeinOnline 

John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law
HeinOnline


Organizations

American Bar Association
Section of Intellectual Property Law
321 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654-7598
tel: (312) 988-5000

American Intellectual Property Law Association
241 18th St. South, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22202
tel: (703) 415-0780
fax: (703) 415-0786

American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
One Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 10023
tel: (212) 595-3276

Authors Guild
31 E. 32nd St. - 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 563-5904
fax: (212) 564-5363

International Intellectual Property Alliance
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 825
Washington, DC 20006-4637
Phone: (202) 833-4198
Fax: (202) 331-3101

Virginia State Bar
Intellectual Property Law Section
707 E. Main Street, Ste 1500
Richmond, Virginia 23219-2800
Phone: (804) 775-0500

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
2 United Nations Plaza
Suite 2525
New York, NY 10017

COPYRIGHT LAW

Journals

Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
HeinOnline

Organizations

Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
352 Seventh Avenue, Suite 307
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 354-6401

PATENT AND TRADEMARK LAW

Directories

Patent Attorneys/Agents Search
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Directory of attorneys who are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Journals

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society
Patent and Trademark Office Society
HeinOnline

The Trademark Reporter
International Trademark Association
HeinOnline

Organizations

Intellectual Property Owners Association
1501 M St., Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 507-4500

National Association of Patent Practitioners
3356 Station Court
Lawrenceville, GA 30044-5674
tel: (800) 216-9588

Patent and Trademark Office Society
P.O. Box 2089
Arlington, VA 22202

International Trademark Association
655 3rd Ave., 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017-5617
tel: (212) 642-1700
fax: (212) 768-7796


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Other organizations may be found using:
Encyclopedia of Associations.  Detroit, MI: Gale Research Co., 1961-
Covers more than 100,000 nonprofit membership associations worldwide.
Available on Lexis Advance.

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