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.
Kimberly McLean has more than 15 years of experience in patent prosecution. As a former primary patent examiner, Kimberly has knowledge of the inside workings of the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), and understands how to achieve success with the PTO. Kimberly holds an advanced degree in electrical engineering studies, and therefore, has specialized expertise in patents for electrical, electromechanical, mechanical, software and business methods inventions.