Leadership spotlight: Ari Bai
Bai has extensive experience protecting client products in the mechanical, electrical and computer industries. Bai previously served as in-house patent counsel for a large national medical device company. He also worked as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington.
Biggest challenge: “The biggest obstacle I faced was making the transition from in house patent attorney early in my career to private practice. As an in house attorney you have one client – your employer, while in private practice your focus is divided among many clients. I overcame this obstacle by organizing my practice to ensure that the proper priorities were assigned to each client’s work.”
Best advice to offer: “Make sure your clients fully understand the complexities of intellectual property and how it impacts their business.”
Surprising fact: “I was awarded a first degree black belt in Karate and that I’ve won numerous awards at various tournaments.”