I love being a business owner, as I am sure you do as well.
While I’ll be the first to admit that owning a small business is a lot more challenging than I would’ve expected, it’s likewise rewarding in ways I couldn’t have imagined.
My story begins in Brooklyn. It’s where my roots in small business began. Running around my family’s clothing store as a child and then later working there alongside my father, I remember always being so proud of my father my owning his own store. Years later, owning and running a business myself, I can now truly appreciate all the energy my father spent on a daily basis.
After undergraduate studies and earning a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, I decided to get my law degree and went on to work for firms in New York where I built a career in intellectual property and business law. It was a learning experience that helped me develop my understanding of small businesses and their specific legal needs and concerns.
But after a few years, I was restless. I needed a new challenge.
I decided to live and work abroad. So for a little over two years, I worked as a patent attorney at an intellectual property law firm in Ramat Gan, Israel. While I enjoyed the work, the lifestyle (and am grateful to have met my wife while living there) I knew working for another wasn’t my career path.
Until this point, I had only worked for other people. Though I had gained a valuable foundation in law, I had very little client contact and no choice in who I helped and what work I was doing. I realized that was one of the things I most wanted. I was ready to be free to choose to work on the matters I truly enjoyed and with clients with whom I enjoyed working.
It was clearly time to go into business for myself.
As an employee, you always have your opinion on how the business should run, how you can serve the client better, and depending on where you work, you may have some say, but now as the business owner, I get to decide. A few key decisions I made about my firm are:
Number One: Value Conscious Flat Fee Billing
We, in near all scenarios, provide a flat fee to our clients based on our experience of the value of the type of work being conducted. I never liked hourly billing (especially for something like a phone call to speak with a client to provide a status update or to get an initial understanding for the work to be conducted). So, whenever possible, we bill for an agreed upon flat fee, with exceptional instances in which we bill hourly, and never conduct any work without the client’s consent.
Number Two: Clear, Open, Honest Communication
We believe in building relationships based on trust.
The best way to create trust is to demonstrate honesty, even when the facts are not what a client would like hear. We will always keep you apprised of the events surrounding your case, whether positive or negative. We also encourage you to discuss concerns, ask questions, and communicate any apprehension you have throughout your case. This is the easiest and most effective way to establish a solid, working relationship. There is no issue too small or subject that is off limits when dealing with your intellectual property.
We strive to minimize the amount of time spent on matter by addressing issues sooner rather than later saving you time and money. We apply focus and precision to your documentation keeping you from having to deal with potential problems later on. We understand the vital role Intellectual Property can play in your company and in your future and know what is necessary to protect your Trademark and operate as quickly as possible without ever sacrificing quality or results. The goal is to safeguard your business, give you the best outcome for your case, and create a working relationship built on trust. And if the best way to proceed is to advise a client not to file a trademark or patent application if we don’t believe it is the right business decision, that is what we do, even if it means we don’t get paid.
If you are looking for more information on protecting your Intellectual Property (Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks), contact The Law Office of Jason H. Rosenblum, PLLC today. Discuss your goals with an attorney who works in Intellectual Property Law every day and is dedicated to getting you the best results possible.
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Number Three: Focused on Intellectual Property Law
We wanted to be focused on Intellectual Property Law. Focusing in a specific are of law allows us to provide our clients with a deep understanding of Intellectual Property to provide efficient and cost-effective counsel.
Number Four: Techcentric Business
The main reason I went into Intellectual Property law is because I love technology. Luckily when I started the firm in 2009, technology was starting to advance that law firms could be paperless, fully digital, and almost fully remote (by 2015 I was able to work fully remote). We leverage technology to provide our clients with a better experience and to be more cost efficient.
An “About Me” page wouldn’t be complete without credentials so here they are…
Bachelor of Science, SUNY Binghamton, 2000
Juris Doctor, Brooklyn Law School, 2003
Admitted to the New Jersey state bar, 2003 (resigned without prejudice in 2018)
Admitted to the New York state bar, 2004
Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office.