This practice area involves the law as it relates to .intellectual property,. which is property in things like inventions, logos, and artistic works that are products of someone.s mental efforts and intellectual labor. The three main kinds of intellectual property are patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Generally, intellectual property lawyers specialize in one of these three categories. Additionally, some intellectual property lawyers specialize in assisting clients like inventors, entrepreneurs, and artists in obtaining intellectual property protection, and others specialize in intellectual property litigation. Many intellectual property lawyers are members of the .patent bar. as well as one or more state bars, and it is common for patent attorneys to have graduate-level degrees in the scientific areas in which they work.