About Wayne Carroll
When I was young, I admired inventors, including my grandpa. My grandpa worked for Bell Telephone Labs and was granted several patents through his work there. After earning my bachelor's degree, I pursued engineering and worked as an engineer. I decided to become an intellectual property attorney after meeting with a patent attorney. I found out that intellectual property attorneys who file patents for people must qualify for and pass a separate bar exam through the United States Patent and Trademark Office. I studied for this test and passed it prior to becoming an attorney.
For more than ten years I have enjoyed protecting ideas that make the world a better place. As an intellectual property attorney, I help people protect inventions using patents and trade secrets, such as new software apps, internet of things devices, innovations in clothing, makeup, cars, motors, sports, aerospace, baby car seats, automatic car washes, and many more. I also protect brands with trademarks and help resolve problems with trademarks including misuse of domain names, and conflicting trademarks. Copyright protection is also quite valuable for many clients. I have used copyright registrations to protect books, pictures, sculptures, software, movies, songs, and other creative works. It is always rewarding to work with companies who are licensing or selling their intellectual property rights, either as a licensing agreement, joint venture, sale of the business or a merger based on intellectual property. I also help businesses with their agreements with employees, contractors, and others as an important part of intellectual property strategy and protection.
I enjoy playing games and intellectual property protection is like a game. There are a lot of rules and moving pieces, but with a great team and a great strategy you can win the game.