Job Title: Intellectual Property Law Paralegal

Employer:  Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A., Raleigh, NC

Years of Paralegal Experience: 7

Education/Degrees:  BA – Journalism/Indiana University; Certificate from Meredith College Paralegal Program

Specialty Areas:  Intellectual Property Law; Patents, Trademarks; Litigation

Career Highlights:  Nominated to be President of the Research Triangle Paralegal Association (RTPA); Teacher at Meredith College Paralegal Program; Helped plan the first ever NC Bar/RTPA Career Fair at the NC Bar Center

Future Professional Goal:  Continue to learn more aspects of Intellectual Property Law, and continue to spread the word about RTPA.

Paralegal Practice Tip:  Stay ahead of your deadlines! Trying to Find a Job Tip: Network, network, network!

Favorite Way to Deal with Work-Related Stress:  EAT!…and bite my nails sometimes! 🙁

Greatest Strength as a Legal Professional: My written communication skills – they taught me well at Indiana University!

Favorite Internet Resources:  The USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office) website,; WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) website,

Favorite Legal Software:  Get PTO Patent software created by our in-house IT person

Favorite Social Media Site:  LinkedIn,

Fun Fact:  Everybody says I look exactly like Uma Thurman – so every Halloween I dress up like one of her characters (hence the Poison Ivy picture from Halloween 2009). I love to go on road trips with my husband and twin daughters.

Paralegal Poison Ivy!

Last Book You Read:  The last Harry Potter book (read it again); I’m so excited for the movie to come out.

Cat or Dog Person:  I have both and a turtle.

Recipe Your Family Begs You to Cook:  Scrambled Eggs (simple but good)

One Gadget You Can’t Live Without:  My cell phone

Favorite Quote:  “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” ~ Walter Bagehot

Paralegal/Legal Association Memberships:  Research Triangle Paralegal Association (RTPA); North Carolina Bar Association Paralegal Division

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