After relocating across a continent with our research group to U.S.C’s Center for Neurogerontology, I met a group of happy patent attorneys. They seemed to like their work. A lot. Three years of law school, a bar exam and a patent bar later, I became an honored member of the official “nerds” of the legal profession, patent attorneys. During the past twelve years, my practice has included patent, trademark and trade secret litigation, client intellectual property counseling and patent and trademark prosecution.