If you have a product you created, manufactured, and are selling for money, it’s pretty easy to say, “That’s mine.” But what if someone wants to use your idea without paying, or copy your product without giving you credit… or paying? Your intellectual property IS as valuable to your business as any other part, and needs to be protected just as well. That’s where someone like Rick McDermott comes in.
Rick began McDermott IP Law after 24 years working for some of the region’s largest firms. But besides specializing your patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and lawsuits defending your ideas as your own, Rick also volunteers a generous amount of time helping non-profits with their legal issues. We know Rick is a good human, even being named Charlotte Magazine’s Charlottean of the Year in 2014. That’s why we wanted him to be one of our first guests on The Human Lawyer Podcast — to ask him about the human he is, and what drives a tough legal mind to give away HIS intellectual property, FOR FREE, for good. Welcome Rick.