At the core of every top IP firm and successful patent portfolio is a highly skilled team of paralegals, assistants, patent specialists, or prosecution managers.

And the profession is growing – according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 12 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.

We brought together a panel of support staff leaders to discuss the most pressing issues facing their departments today.

In this roundtable discussion, we discuss strategies for growth, retention and combating burnout, how technology is transforming their departments, and the greatest challenges and opportunities for support staff in 2022.

Panelists include:

  • Jessica Culvey, Director of IP Administration at Harness IP
  • Lanitra Bryant, U.S. Patent Prosecution Manager at Arent Fox Schiff
  • Anne Collette, Senior Patent Assistant at Nicholson De Vos Webster & Elliott
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