Member Since 2017
Behmke Innovation Group LLC
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.
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