Kelli Proia is an attorney, educator, and evangelist on a mission to end intellectual property ignorance in the high-tech community. She specializes in teaching intellectual property law, strategy, and management to high-tech entrepreneurs and start-ups through her unique workshop, IP Made Simple.
Kelli is a 1993 graduate of Providence College with a B.A. in Political Science and she received her juris doctor in 1998 from the University of Maine School of Law. After a decade in corporate intellectual property practice with Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories and Invensys Controls, Kelli founded her own law firm, IP in focus in 2009.
Late in 2011, Kelli recognized a problem in the high-tech entrepreneur community. They really don’t understand IP, what it is, why they need it, and what it can do for their business. Why? Because no one is teaching IP. Thus, the idea for IP Made simple, an in-depth, low-cost intellectual property education, was born.
What can she talk about?
Kelli Proia is available to comment on developments and breaking news in intellectual property. Issues in this area can include: patents; trademarks; copyrights; IP licensing; the sale or acquisition of IP; IP in bankruptcy; the role and influence of non-practicing entities (NPEs) or “Patent Trolls”; and IP litigation.
In addition, Kelli offers commentary on a variety of subjects, including intellectual property law and strategy; intellectual property management; contracts; licensing; and creating value through your intellectual property.
Kelli is a guest blogger on the Solo Practice University blog. Check out her first post.
Kelli’s advice has also been featured in the Biz Lady post on www.designsponge.com