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Career Services Resources and Strategies: Videos on IP Registrations

Using IP Filing Intelligence for Networking, Scoping & Interviews

Using IP filings in your networking and career searching can provide valuable intelligence for networking, scoping out portfolios and preparing to interview. Among other uses, patent data can provide intelligence on:

  • Lawyers
  • Firms
  • Corporations
  • Technology areas

There is a wide range of platforms to search U.S., foreign and international patent, trademark and copyright data. Premium platforms available to most law students include Lexis and Westlaw. Open web platforms include, ESPACENET and Free Patents Online to name just a few. Most platforms allow you to set up alerts to automatically be notified of new filings by an entity, lawyer or in an area of technology.

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