Werschulz Patent Law Recognized for Excellence

I was raised in the generation that was told “self-praise stinks,” and “nice girls don’t brag,” so it’s against my nature to brag. But the time has come for me to start bragging about my law firm and my practice.

Toe Dabbling Day

As I write this, we’re in the middle of a really cold snap. It doesn’t seem like spring will get here — but I want to recall one of my most cherished memories of my college days and share it with you because I think there’s a lesson that we can all take from it.

The Case of Experience v. Enthusiasm: Why Not Both?

My mailman is not really sure about me. On any given day, I might receive a magazine from the American Bar Association for senior lawyers called Experience, alongside brochures about how to wind down my practice and ease into retirement. In the same delivery, the mailman would be equally likely to leave a copy of […]

A Personal Story: My Path to Becoming a Patent Attorney (Part 2)

Last time, I explained the circumstances that led me to start law school after I “retired” from chemistry. Now the rest of the story. It’s very different to start law school when you’re…I’ll be kind to myself and use the word…”mature.” I was the second oldest student in my class, and I was the oldest […]

A Personal Story: My Path to Becoming a Patent Attorney (Part 1)

When I meet new clients, they don’t realize at first that being a patent lawyer is actually a second career for me. Since a lot of people find how I got to where I am today an interesting story, I’ve decided to share it with you, my readers. When I was in high school, I […]

How to Be a Pro with Pro Bono

{3:25 minutes to read} Many owners of startup businesses are understandably concerned about the cost of protecting their intellectual property. The patenting process can be expensive and a little bit scary, with an uncertain outcome. For those who are “bootstrapping” it—working with their own money, without borrowing or having partners or investors—it can be even […]

Suddenly solo: When solo means going it alone

As those of you who follow me know I have been absent for the last few months.  One of the hard lessons I have learned this year – and today it is one year since I formally started the firm – solo sometimes means alone. My husband had a very bad fall and broke his […]

ARRGH! Business cards

As I shared with you last week, I am attending many networking events, trying to connect with potential clients and, just as important, potential referrals.  I attend these events, and depending on the structure, I meet anywhere from 3 to 20 people for the first time.  During these initial conversations, there is the exchange of […]

Kissing Frogs – networking lessons

How does an attorney and a client find each other?   It is critical for every business to figure out how the customer will find them.  Advertising is what most would answer.  However, long before we had “media,” we had word of mouth.  Most people found the professional they needed by asking around for a referral.  […]

Top of my “TO DO” list – avoiding infingement

In the first weeks of Werschulz Patent Law, LLC, I created long lists of things that I had to get done.  There were many tasks in many categories, from securing malpractice insurance (which had a list of subtasks), securing an office, registering the firm name, changing my information with the various bars (NY, NJ and […]