truth is, I enjoy speaking to groups of people! It’s exciting and
fun for me! It makes me smile and I am certain that at least one
person enjoys every program I give, Me! I once heard someone give
this advice on the key to telling a successful joke: You better
laugh too! I know that is true with my speaking. When I am having a
good time, so is everyone else!
I am married to a very patient and beautiful woman and have two
tremendous kids, still in school! (So you can see that I am going to
be Speaking for quite some time!) I am an Eagle Scout and one of the
few people who actually bought a ticket to Woodstock. I graduated
from the U. S. Naval Academy with a BS in engineering, was
an engineering officer and served in Vietnam. I have an MBA and a
Juris Doctor degree. I have worked as a patent attorney since 1980.
I have been told I should do stand up comedy. That sounds too scary!
But I do enjoy adding the lubricant of humor to the normally dry
subjects of intellectual property law and related topics.
I have “been there and done that” having helped many hundreds of
small, medium and large businesses identify what property they have
and obtain appropriate protections. I have a message to give and I
am motivated to give it in order to help individuals help their
business. I have a passion to see that everyone understands the
boost patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets can give
their business. While their business may be about rocket science,
the rules for protecting their business are not. Intellectual
property laws can and should be understood by the business person.
Once they are, the business person can make the cost-benefit
analysis themselves to decide whether to use the laws to protect
their intellectual property assets. The choice is theirs to make,
not their lawyer!
I started this page with one truth; I will end it with another. What
I talk about is important because conflict is inevitable for every
successful business. Taking action to protect your business in
advance of the coming conflict enables you to end those conflicts
quickly, inexpensively and in your favor!