Intellectual property law protects ideas, creative work and other property that cannot be touched, but is still very important to its owner. Intellectual property includes patents, trademarks and copyrights, as well as information that may not be formally protected, such as a company’s trade secrets. Intellectual property attorneys help their clients apply for legal protection for their ideas and marks. If that protection is not available, they can also help clients protect their intellectual property through contracts. And if a dispute arises over use of intellectual property, intellectual property litigators can defend clients’ interests in court.