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About Distinctive Leaf
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Frank Robison, Esq.
Frank Robison, Esq. is the founder of the Robison Law Group LLC. Prior to forming the Robison Law Group, Frank worked a Special Assistant Attorney General/Assistant Counsel at the University of Colorado Boulder and as Vicente Sederberg’ s Director of Hemp and CBD Practice Area.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Frank had seventeen years of business management and entrepreneurial experience at various high-tech companies, including working in the telecommunications and the semi-conductor sectors and owning robotics-based manufacturing and IT consulting businesses. Frank was a Peace Corps Volunteer, Agricultural Extensionist, in Honduras from 1994-1996.
Frank is fluent in Spanish, conversational in Portuguese and familiar with Chichewa, a Bantu dialect. He is also a licensed U.S. Customs Broker.
MaryBeth Vellequette, PhD
Director of Intellectual Property
MaryBeth Vellequette serves as Director of Intellectual Property at Robison Law Group. She is a skilled Licensing Professional with 10+ years of experience negotiating technology licenses and Intellectual Property terms in contracts. MaryBeth has worked at law firms, as an in-house patent agent, and most recently as Director of Technology Transfer Licensing and Associate Director of Intellectual Property at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Marybeth has diverse IP management experience, including IP over 10+ years of experience managing diverse portfolios of chemical, chemical engineering, materials, and cleantech technologies.
MaryBeth specializes in the following:
- License negotiation – start-ups to Fortune 500
- Technology and Intellectual Property evaluation
- Intellectual Property Asset Identification and Management
- Communication with engineers and scientists to translate innovation into intellectual property
- Technology Transfer/Licensing for Chemistry, Engineering, and Alternative Energy Sectors
MaryBeth particularly enjoys working with scientists, engineers, and small businesses to capture and monetize their Intellectual Property. Crafting the right deal for MaryBeth’s clients is immensely satisfying work.
Please note that, while MaryBeth is not a licensed attorney, she is a career professional and expert in patent protection and commercialization of all kinds of IP.