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IP Developer

Job Title and Job Description

IP Developer

Intellectual Property Development - I‘ve created web sites and online destinations that have morphed into platforms for revenue generation and online social networking. On the one hand, I get to create something new, add value to it, then manage it.

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

Financial Business Modeling Start-up Founder, Co Founder Software Developer, Database and WEB code Advertising Sales Online Search Optimization Legal aspects of all Intellectual Property

What new technology will be important?

Smarter wireless interfaces on computing and entertainment devices. Artificial intelligence applications designed for web sites. Simple tablet, smartphone and computer tools for access really huge buckets of data.

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

Self-taught accounting, took 1/4 course at Harvard Extension in Accounting. Completed 18 month certificate program in electronics 101 and Voc Ed, - actually taught high school electronics for a year. This electronic foundation enabled me to understand any type of digital or analog system and software that runs it. Industry training was a plus, manufacturer‘s equipment and software training was a plus.

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

Take a great course in Computer Programming from an institution such as edxonline.org who offers it for free with certificate and tech advisor and have that course drive what you need to know about math. Learn digital production skills with audio and video equipment for hands on versatility. Also - start a business - any kind of business and learn why it fails or might succeed. Try to do all this before you are 22.

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

No - Had no idea. I didn‘t have a clue but was recognized by peers as being a taste-maker when it came to music and audio electronics. I knew my stuff. Also, in high school I took mechanical drafting and art classes. Drafting taught me the manual method of using graphics software for design and how to approach design plans. Art helped me realize I wanted a sense of freedom when working for money.

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Athletic / Physical 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Bilingual 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Computer Technology 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Creative Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Investigative / Fact Finding 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
leadership and Supervising 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Logical Thinking 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Math 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Mechanical Understanding 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Sales and Negotiation 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Scientific and Experimental 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Social Service / Helping Skills 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Teaching / Instructing 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Understanding Yourself 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Writing 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
 

Interview By: WMurrell, digitalPlumber IP