Brooke Quist is a partner at Seed Intellectual Property Law Firm, LLP with over 22 years of experience in Intellectual Property Law. Prior to joining Seed IP, Brooke was a partner at Steptoe & Johnson, LLP. Before practicing law, Mr. Quist was a senior research and design engineer in the Aircraft Division of the Northrop Corporation. Brooke Quist specializes in domestic and foreign intellectual property, including strategic portfolio development, patent preparation and prosecution, freedom to operate opinions, patent invalidity and non-infringement opinions, due diligence investigations, client counseling, licensing, and technology transfer agreements. Brooke lectures on U.S. patent practice at the University of Washington’s renowned Center for Advanced Study and Research on Innovation. In The Money Hour segment today, Brooke discusses patents – ignorance is not bliss.