The Author

Hi!  I’m Kelli Proia.

KelliProia_ProvidenceRI_Headshots_06_21_2012-007I’m a 42 year old mother of one trying to raise my daughter, spend quality time with my husband, and build the legal job of my dreams out of my home office.

It’s not always glamorous or easy and at times it’s downright crazy, but it’s the only way I can be the mother I want to be while still having the career that I love.

 

 

WORK

2013 will mark 15 years since I graduated from the University of Maine School of Law.  I spent my first 8 years working as in-house intellectual property counsel at high-tech companies in Massachusetts.

In 2007, my daughter was born.  I stepped out of the workforce and embarked on a 2 year odyssey that led me to conclude that I am not supposed to stay at home and raise a child full-time.  Long story short, I was not prepared for the loneliness and boredom I would experience after leaving my job.

Lesson learned.  So in 2009 I restarted my career and took on a few clients, handling mostly trademark matters and contracts.  Today, I help high tech companies of all ages and sizes understand their intellectual property assets and get the most value they can out of it through 2 IP management and strategy programs: IP made simple for entrepreneurs and startups, and IP in focus for high tech companies.

FAMILY

There are two key players in my story.  The first is my husband of 6 years.  None of this would be possible without his constant love and support.

The second is my daughter.  I am the proud mother of Amanda Rose, a precocious 5 year old who brightens my day with her beautiful smile and a lot of cuddles.  Without her, I would never have embarked on this journey.  Amanda is curious, imaginative, and so full of energy.

I hope I can be just like her someday.

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