By Dennis Donahue.
2016 is off to a great start professionally and personally
for me. St. Louis Small Business Monthly is honoring me in its January edition as one of "The Best Patent Attorneys
In St. Louis". The magazines polls its readers to come up with a short list of attorneys who shine as the
"best advisers for business in St. Louis". Professionally, that means we here at CreatiVenture Law are top
notch in the services we provide, right along side other great practitioners in both small and large big-name firms.
But it means even more personally, because it affirms the mission I had when I left a partnership in big firm to start
CreatiVenture Law. You see, I am a technology geek with an entrepreneurial spirit. I was a working engineer for
a decade. Then I was the guy who sought out those creative work-arounds and unrecognized inventions from the regular
people making airplanes at a major aerospace company. As an attorney and partner at a big law firm, the geek in me wanted
to do more than just rack up billable hours writing patents and other documents. It was hard to not be able to service
the small business owner, inventor, or would-be entrepreneur who might not be able to be that "big account."
So I took the leap, as many of my current clients have done, to start my own business and focus on the entrepreneurs and the
people who are becoming the backbone of our economy. And what a great group they are. I have some great relationships
with my clients, because I really do enjoy the things they bring to me. I have an eye for things they may not have thought
was worth protecting. I love go to their entrepreneurial events. I geek out not only on their ideas but on the
plans we come up with for smartly turning those things into profit and a better life. It also such a great feeling to
keep away the bad guys who would seek to infringe upon those ideas. It means a lot to me when the professionals who
work with me and my business know me, fight for me, and actually care. And what a great feeling it is to know I can
do that for others! Mission accomplished.
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