How does IP overlap with your practice area?

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How does IP overlap with your practice area?

Postby trmckenz » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:34 pm

I am a 1L with a background in IP. I worked as a patent agent for four years before heading to law school. I am fortunate to have an SA with a firm that will give me some exposure to other practice areas too. I definitely lean transactional, but am pretty clueless what kinds of work I could even ask for.

I am certainly not the most technical electrical engineer in the world... new inventions are cool, but I really enjoy the business aspect of things more. I have done a decent amount of diligence for cross-border M&A, but only approaching it from the IP side.

I am hoping attorneys in other groups could shed some light as to how IP integrates into their practices... is there a place for an "IP guy" in another practice group? Where might an IP background be useful?

One obvious fit might be tech transactions. I'm unsure how that differs from a more general corporate practice. I am also interested in how IP and tax might intersect. Does restructuring work have IP components?

Thanks in advance!

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