Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Leigh Rothschild, Founder and CEO of Patent Asset Management, located in Miami, FL, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We are inventors and licensors of patents. Our customers are any person that has a patent and wants it to be monetized. Many of the patents that we licensed were invented by me. I currently have approximately 150 issued patents and many more pending.
Tell us about yourself
I have been an inventor all of my life. My first patent was filed when I was 17 years old and issued shortly thereafter. I have monetized my inventions by selling them to companies such as Apple and Intellectual Ventures, and also spun off my inventions into Nasdaq traded companies. I am motivated each day to learn more and to enjoy life.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Seeing my patents become part of commerce and helping others in the same way.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Managing other people and trying to achieve a good work-life balance.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Be prepared for a wild ride. Never quit. If you believe it can be done, it will be done. Believe in yourself!
Where can people find you and your business?
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