A skilled and motivated paralegal or assistant can more than double the effectiveness of a patent prosecution office. A Patently-O reader and new prosecution paralegal recently submitted the following question:
Hi, I'm currently working as a Paralegal in an Intellectual Property in-house legal department. Can you please tell me what will be the best book to learn patent prosecution from start to finish? I want to know dates, categories, subject matter (i.e., issued, published, granted and so forth).
Suggestions for our reader? Are there particular conferences or workshops best suited for paralegals and assistants?