Happy New Year! Now that 2020 is in our rear view mirror, we can all focus on 2021 and the road ahead. Without a doubt, 2020 was a challenging year. But, as Albert Einstein once said: “in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Therefore, we are confident that the unprecedented disruption we faced in 2020 will become the foundation for unprecedented progress, prosperity, and innovation in 2021. For this reason, we welcome the New Year with hope, faith, and excitement. New Year means new inventions, new solutions, and new possibilities.

As intellectual property attorneys, our profession presents an incredible opportunity to be on the cutting edge of technology. In 2021, we embrace the opportunity to work side-by-side with inventors and visionaries taking on the challenges that 2020 left behind. Inevitably, solutions to these challenges will give rise to new ideas, new inventions, and new brands.

Successful innovation requires a multi-faceted approach. Science, engineering, manufacturing, marketing, investment, and finances must all come together for an idea to make a meaningful positive impact. Intellectual property lies is at the core of these considerations. Therefore, an effective strategy for protecting the intellectual property is often essential for materializing creative ideas into successful real-world solutions. It is with great pride we embrace the challenge of understanding the goals of innovators who seek our counsel and helping them build intellectual property portfolios that enable them to achieve those goals.

Based on the number of unresolved challenges we faced in 2020, 2021 will be fruitful with new inventions. Bring it on!