Why pick a boutique firm?
Our boutique firm is more client-focused and responsive to your needs than a larger firm will be.
You will have direct access to the patent, copyright and trademark lawyers that are handling your work.
We are not a general practice firm. We focus our energies on excelling in our specific practice areas: Trademark law. Copyright law. Patent law. What you need. What we know.™
As one of the best intellectual property law firms in Atlanta, we hold ourselves to high standards and emphasize keeping up to speed in our fields of practice.
We are at a boutique firm because, like you, we are entrepreneurs. We understand what inspires you because it’s what inspires us. We want a long-term mutually beneficial relationship with you, the client.
“There is no passion to be found playing small — in settling for a life that is less than you are capable of living.” — Nelson Mandela.
Barbara has been licensed to practice law since 2001. She is currently licensed in three states: California (2002), Georgia (2010), and Nevada (2001). Her passion for intellectual property dates back to the mid-90s when she returned from living in Dublin, Ireland to work for a Boston-based venture capital firm, investing in life sciences and technology companies. Attending law school in Washington, D.C. at Washington College of Law, American University from 1998-2001, Barbara’s legal training focused on federal law – of which trademark, copyright, and patent are a significant part.
Since 2001, Barbara has practiced in the private, government, and non-profit sectors, always with the goal of improving the communities in which she lived.
Barbara currently serves as:
- Co-Chair of the Leadership Council for Year Up Atlanta, an organization dedicated to providing low-income young adults in the Atlanta area, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internships through an intensive one-year training program;
Waukeshia has personally drafted and prosecuted patent applications for a wide variety of technologies, including networking and wireless communication, cloud computing, mobile applications, electronic commerce, order fulfillment systems, electrical circuitry, video coding technologies, and medical technologies, among many others. In this regard, Waukeshia has represented several Fortune 500 companies. In addition to United States patent applications, Waukeshia often coordinates international patent protection via filings under the Patent Cooperation Treaty. Waukeshia also has experience in trademark filing and prosecution, copyright protection, and general intellectual property counseling.
Waukeshia possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University. She is also a graduate of the Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center and possesses a Master of Laws in Entertainment and Media Law from Chapman University Orange County, CA.
Waukeshia is admitted to practice in Georgia and Texas as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia; and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as a registered patent attorney.
Christopher Paul Mitchell (Chris) is a Washington, DC-based patent attorney providing legal services to clients throughout the world. Mr. Mitchell has experience serving a broad spectrum of clients, including publicly and privately held companies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and individuals.
Chris obtained his B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Strayer University, graduating summa cum laude, and earned his J.D. from The University of Akron School of Law.
Chris focuses his practice in all areas of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on client counseling, intellectual property procurement, licensing, and litigation support. His patent prosecution experience is primarily in business methods, computer software, and computer hardware. His training is in the computer science and business fields.
Prior to starting this practice, Mr. Mitchell served in the patent practice of one of northeast Ohio’s largest law firms, and later with a top 20 U.S. patent firm located in Washington, DC. He has worked in the intellectual property field since 2001.
Chris is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Ohio as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, as a registered patent attorney.