The great thing about having your own intellectual property practice is that you can set your own hours, work from home, and generally be your own boss. The downside, of course, is that you don't have your friends, mentors, and esteemed colleagues next door or down the hall like the big firm folks do. National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP.org) is an organization that provides a support system for people like us. This happy hour provides a monthly meeting with your fellow colleagues who deal with the same issues you do: what should I include in an engagement agreement? How do I make sure I get paid? What's the latest thinking on the America Invents Act? Should I get malpractice insurance? How about a 401(k) and medical? What's the best docketing system? Do you know any good paralegals that would work part time?
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