Intellectual property (IP) is a term referring to a number of distinct types of expressions for which a set of rights are recognized under the corresponding fields of law.Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to various markets,machines, musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and applications. Common types of intellectual property rights include copyrights, trademarks, patents, industrial design rights, and trade secrets in some jurisdictions.
An IPR attorney is primarily responsible for safeguarding the commercial interests of his or her client. The Key Responsibility Areas of an IPR attorney involves protecting the Intellectual Property Rights of individuals as well as organizations. As a part of this job, the IPR attorney is responsible for assessing if any given innovation, improvement or invention can be patented or not. They are also responsible for creating draft patent applications, and protect the client in case of an infringement.
Apart from the education that one receive in a law school there are certain attributes one should have to become an IPR attorney. Sensing intellectual theft and trying to curb the situation might be a frontrunner in this section. If the situation goes out of hand an IPR attorney should have a sound knowledge of law to bring the responsible persons to books.
To become an IPR Attorney you have to be a graduate either in Science, Engineering etc and you have to pass one examination with 2 papers of 100 marks each.
Where to study:
- Institute of Intellectual Property Studies, Mumbai
- Institute of Intellectual Property Development, IIPD, New Delhi
- Bioinformatics Institute of India, Noida
- NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad