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James Behmke

Partner, Owner, CEO, Founder, Investor...Behmke Innovation Group LLC

Boston, MA

Member Since December 2017


Angel Investing


James Behmke is an expert in innovation. With 20 years of experience as a patent attorney, after establishing and leading Intellectual Property departments for national law firms, James left the traditional model to establish Behmke Innovation Group LLC, a successful national IP boutique, to better service his clients with his time-tested team of attorneys and staff. James is also the Founder and CEO of Behmke Ventures LLC, where he spends his efforts pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors, including advising, investing in, and founding or co-founding a number of different innovative companies, as well as becoming an award-winning patented inventor himself. James is a long-time steering committee member of the Edison Awards (awarding the most innovative products of each year), has been a mentor to several start-up incubators, and is frequently invited to give presentations on Intellectual Property and entity formation. He is also a private pilot and licensed real estate broker. In addition to years of hands-on experience, James’s formal education includes an engineering degree, a juris doctorate, and an executive MBA from top tier schools.

Published content

Nine Steps Leaders Can Take To Make The Most Of The Growing Remote Workforce

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Last year's challenges were too many to count, but one of the most ever-present ones was the shift to an online workforce. Remote workers are nothing new—they've been around for at least a decade in some form or another. However, they've been mostly contractors and freelancers, not full-time employees. With the widespread focus on remote work still necessary, business leaders need to find a way to capitalize on the growing remote workforce. To help, nine professionals from Young Entrepreneur Council discuss practical ways business owners can make the most out of this revolutionary change.

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Whether it’s frustration from limitations in their current industry or being shaken by the instability of the job market during COVID-19, many professionals are starting over in their careers, possibly in a new industry entirely.  But pivoting to a new industry isn’t as simple as mixing and matching your current skill set and hoping it fits. It’s important to examine how your current skills and experience apply to the industry you’re ready to dive into.  To help you, we asked 10 Young Entrepreneur Council members to share strategies for how to do this and tips to convince your future employer you’re qualified to make the switch.

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Public speaking is a great way to gain exposure for your brand and a reputation for expertise in your field. Events with an audience allow for transparency and vulnerability—two key pieces to success when you're working to build a brand that consumers are eager to engage with. Speaking events also help you show off the core solutions your business has to offer. The pandemic may have slowed in-person conferences and presentations, but it's likely a temporary effect—and there are plenty of virtual opportunities out there right now. We asked 10 members of Young Entrepreneur Council their advice on finding great speaking engagements to build up your brand. Here are their recommendations for tracking down the best opportunities for you.

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Keeping up with your employees on an individual level makes for good leadership. As you hire more and more people to your team, it can be difficult to maintain that one-on-one time with each employee. However, doing so is crucial to ensuring everyone is on the same page and performing their best. To help you, we asked the members of Young Entrepreneur Council to share some creative and effective ways to give regular performance feedback to your key team members. Follow their advice to stay connected to your team, even as your company grows.


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Members of Young Entrepreneur Council share their best tips for getting things back on track when your business is going through a turbulent period. Every business endures trying times at some point. Your job as a leader is not to prevent every possible issue that might arise, but to properly prepare so you can keep your footing when unexpected challenges inevitably occur. To help you, we asked 15 members of Young Entrepreneur Council how leaders can regain order among their team and operations during a chaotic time. Here’s what they recommend, and why it’s so effective.

Company details

Behmke Innovation Group LLC

Company bio

A high-tech patent boutique law firm with an established history, and an innovative future.


Law Practice

Area of focus


Company size

11 - 50