After attending Akron, I felt like being part of the IP Council was a great opportunity for me to give something back to the school that provided me with great opportunities. I remember when I attended the law school, interacting with the Council members at the time was an enlightening experience, especially learning about the profession and how to be successful.
I hope to promote the national reputation of the IP program at Akron.
The strong faculty involvement and core curriculum of Akron’s IP program distinguishes it from many other programs across the country. Akron’s IP program is also supported by a strong litigation based training program, which prepares students to become IP litigators and not just students with some knowledge of IP law.
Everyday is a new and exciting challenge. I greatly enjoy the satisfaction of helping clients solve their business problems, which happen to involve IP issues, through litigation or otherwise. Knowing that you have made a difference that impacts a company’s ability to thrive is very rewarding.
The IP arena, because of the dollar figures involved in many cases, brings in the nations best lawyers. The people I am dealing with every day, both in my firm and others, were all outstanding performers in undergraduate studies and in law school. In short, you have to realize this area of law is competitive and you have to prove your ability to perform with the best. To be competitive, you have to work hard everyday and be proactive in law school and beyond. IP law, like any other area of business, involves your ability to bring expertise to the table that will solve a client’s problems efficiently and effectively.