Experience the advantages of a large law firm without the associated
expense. There is no cost to you for training, vacations, benefits,
equipment, supplies, office space or access to on-line databases.
We will decrease your work load and increase your profit margin. Higher paid
attorneys can focus their expertise on advising clients. Lower priced I.P.
Paralegal Services® will draft your documents and correspondence, conduct your
research and coordinate the prosecution of your patent and trademark
You can bill your clients for the work performed by I.P. Paralegal Services®.
We are supervised by, and work exclusively for lawyers, and do not provide
services directly to the public.
I.P. Paralegal Services® is proficient in on-line research, using a variety of public
databases and the internet to meet your research and information demands.
Experience and Reliability
President and Freelance Paralegal, Marilyn A. founded I.P. Paralegal
Services® in 1995. Ms. has specialized in intellectual property law and
on-line database research since 1988. Working under the supervision of the late
patent and trademark attorney Robert C. Podwil, she acquired
particularly in the field of Intellectual Property. Marilyn gets rave reviews
wherever she goes and is a master at accomplishing tasks using computers,
software, scanners, on-line databases, and the World Wide Web. Please see our
References and Resume links.
Ms. holds a Bachelor's Degree from Penn State and a Master's Degree
from Brandeis University. Marilyn is a member of the International Trademark
(serving on the Membership Committee), the National
Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA), the Philadelphia Association of Paralegals (PAP), the Greater Philadelphia Law
Librarians Association (GPLLA) and
the Pennsylvania Association of Notaries (PAN).
Confidentiality and Ethics
I.P. Paralegal Services® respects the confidentiality of its Lawyer-clients as well as
Lawyers' own ethical obligations to maintain the confidentiality of their clients'
information. Please to see our Ethics link and download our Confidentiality
You don't have to spend valuable time training us in this specialized field of
practice, in the U.S. and around the world. We are highly knowledgeable in
patent, trademark and copyright law. We have supported lawyers who have
prosecuted patents and trademarks in almost every country of the world. We
also maintain our own intellectual property library. Please see our links for
Trademarks, Patents and the
World Wide Web.
You're Not an Intellectual Property Lawyer?
One of the missions of I.P. Paralegal Services® is to provide the highest quality and
quantity of vital information to our valued clients: Lawyers in all areas of law.
To accomplish this vital mission, I.P. Paralegal Services subscribe only to
qualitative public records databases available both on and off the World Wide
Web. Please see our link for Databases.
What Do the Courts Say About Such Services?
"[W]e conclude that given the appropriate instructions and supervision,
paralegals, whether as employees or independent contractors, are valuable and
necessary members of an attorney's team in the effective and efficient practice
of law." In re: Opinion 24 of the Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of
Law, 128 N.J. 114
[E]ncouraging the use of lower cost paralegals rather than attorneys wherever
possible, ... "encourages cost-effective delivery of legal services ..."
Jenkins, 491 U.S. 274, 109 S. Ct. 2463, 2471, n.10(9).
What Does the American Bar Association Say?
"Legal Assistant [Paralegal] Associate: Persons qualified through education,
training or work experience who are retained by a lawyer, law office, government
agency or other entity to perform specifically delegated legal work which requires
sufficient knowledge of legal concepts and which otherwise would be performed
by an attorney in the absence of a legal assistant." American Bar Association, Associate
Do You Still Have Questions?
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