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Intellectual property law jobs on the rise

Patent wars increase demand for IP lawyers

If you are a young lawyer looking to choose a specialty, you might want to consider intellectual property law. With the ongoing patent wars between hi-tech companies, the emphasis on IP and patents has never been greater, and businesses are realizing the value of strong IP lawyers.

Companies like Nokia, HTC, Google, Microsoft, Apple and other technology companies have been embroiled in patent litigation, facing off against each other and against non-practicing entities. Because of the millions of dollars at stake in these suits, companies are seeking out IP attorneys for in-house roles and as outside counsel as well.

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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