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A GUIDE TO CAREERS IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW The Center for Career and Professional Development Second Floor, Aloysia, Room 207 Phone: (914) 422-4217 Fax: (914) 422-4243 Copyright © 2014 by Pace University School of Law 2 I. Introduction Intellectual property lawyers combine their legal skills with other skills in technology, business, and the arts. Often a company’s lifeblood is its ownership of intellectual property. The lawyer who understands the nature of an invention, as well as how it affects the client’s business, will be best equipped to assist the client in protecting and managing the client’s patent portfolio. Those who practice intellectual property law have a unique opportunity to be exposed to the cutting edge of research and development in many scientific and technical areas. From the ABA Section on Intellectual Property, found at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/intellectual_property_law.html. Intellectual property law (or “IP law”) is one of the fastest growing area...