I have spent most of my career in the San Francisco Bay area and have served Silicon Valley as a patent practitioner for 14 years, representing all types of clients, from individual inventors and startups to major universities and Fortune 500 companies. It’s no accident that I became a patent attorney. I have a passion for helping people realize their business goals and their dreams and I am fascinated by unusual technological niches. During my time as a corporate librarian in the biotech world, I got the opportunity to explore patenting and patent law and was attracted to the intellectual challenge it offered. I was instrumental in securing a number of the assets, notably cookie technology, in the AOL patent portfolio, recently sold to Microsoft Corporation for more than one billion dollars.