1) Hire a Nerd
When a patent agent is passionate about science, being called ‘nerd’ it is a badge of honor.
[Brenda has been entrenched in science for over 20 years. She has a B.S. in biochemistry, a Ph.D. in molecular Biology and a Postdoctoral Fellowship from Stanford University School of Medicine.]
2) Relationship Driven
It is important that your independent patent agent is a relationship builder and a collaborative partner. After all, they need to know your businesses’ focus, its plan and goals and how all the pieces fit together relating to your IP.
[Brenda has forged long-term business and personal relationships with clients over the years. She understands their individual needs, and helps to develop and protect their IP as well as assist them with obtaining funding for their projects.]
3) Extensive Network
An IP agent should be constantly growing their network. Not only does it show that they are up to date on the most recent laws and IP rulings, but also reflects their vast experience across industries.
[Brenda is motivated by meeting new entrepreneurs and understanding their company and their technology.]
4) Cost-Conscious and Effective
As an independent IP agent, clients are able to hire the most effective individual at affordable fees.
[Brenda provides law-firm quality work or better, at a fraction of the cost.]
Integrity is defined as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles and moral uprightness.” Integrity is a vitally important attribute that should be sought after in an IP agent.
[Brenda’s believes that integrity is one of the cornerstones of her personal practice.]
6) Understand the Language
When working in any field there is always a special vernacular that is used. To have the ability to finalize projects, an IP agent must be familiar with this language to complete projects effectively.
[Because of Brenda’s strong academic and scientific background, she is capable of communicating with clients, scientists, investors and the government [United States Patent and Trademark Office).]
Research and development are heavy investments. An IP agent needs to see the potential in the science that is presented to them.
[Brenda’s vast IP experience and education allows her to see the possibilities in any project that is presented to her.]
8) Comprehends The Importance Of The Investment Made
An IP agent needs to understand the risk and expense their client is making, especially when moving forward to protect their IP.
[Due to her vast network and extensive experience, Brenda fully comprehends the science, time and investment that her clients have made, especially when deciding to pursue protecting their IP.]
9) Potential Opportunities
An IP agent should be able to identify holes in the marketplace for clients.
[Having worked for nearly 20 years as an IP agent, Brenda has a “big picture” view and knowledge of the market, particularly in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, renewable biofuels and bio therapeutics. She is able to identify opportunities for her clients.]
10) Personalized Attention
Each client and their projects are different and unique. Independent IP agents need to offer a full range of personalized IP services.
[Wallach IP offers a comprehensive list of professional services both in the U.S. and internationally.]