The United States Constitution grants Congress the power to promote …
The Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries. Art. I, sec. 8, cl. 8.
This rightis the only right granted in the Constitution.
Before the Bill of Rights granted us the freedom of speech, press, and religion, the right to keep and bear arms, and the right to a trial by jury, we had the right to protect, defend, and profit from the creations of our minds.
The founders of this nation understood there was only one clear path for a young and fledgling America, teeming with an innovative and creative citizenry, to thrive economically – that was to secure to the people the right to own and benefit from their creativity and ingenuity. Capitalizing on innovation has been at the epicenter of our free market economy since the inception of this country, and has been the driving force behind the “American Dream.”
The Keller Law Firm serves clients seeking to capitalize on their creativity, ingenuity, and inventiveness; that is, clients seeking to protect, market, and defend their intellectual property rights. In providing this service, the firm develops comprehensive solutions for its clients, who range from individuals and closely held companies to mid/large size corporations and non-profits.
The firm provides counsel and advice on building IP portfolios by procuring patent, trademark and copyright rights; licensing and enforcing those rights; building and expanding brands; staying protected in the online environment; and safely guiding clients through the unpredictable world of new media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.).
The firm’s clients are predominantly in the technology, manufacturing, creative arts, and professional services industries. Before launching the firm in 2010, the firm’s founder, Kelley Keller, spent 15 years working in the intellectual property field in the Washington, D.C. area, including working for one of the world’s largest intellectual property boutiques and AmLaw 100 firm. Her first job out of college working for an Emeritus Professor of Law ignited her passion for the study of intellectual property. She can often be heard saying that Napoleon Hill got it right when he suggested that we “Think and Grow Rich.”