Intellectual Property (or “IP”) is a vital metric in today’s post-industrial economy. By some measures IP accounts for more than 40% of economic growth and employment. Central to the value of IP is a nuanced understanding of the law, business and technology behind nurturing and protecting innovation. In the past this understanding has been most aptly realized by companies with large in-house legal teams. In today’s climate, however, companies and individuals are seeking to realize this same aim in a more cost-effective and flexible manner.